Current District Energy & Cooling Implementations

A List of Facilities in Our Service Area

Austin Energy currently provides the following district energy services:

Overall, Austin Energy's district cooling facilities serve more than 20 million square feet (>7x the Empire State Building) and will soon have 64,000 tons of cooling capacity.

Downtown District Cooling

The Downtown System provides chilled water to many downtown buildings, which include:

  • 5 Fifty Five Condos
  • 70 Rainey
  • 208 Nueces Street
  • 360 Condominiums
  • 500 W. 2nd Street
  • 501 Congress Avenue
  • 515 Congress Avenue
  • 600 Guadalupe Street
  • Aloft/Element Hotel
  • AMLI Apartments and Retail
  • Austin City Hall
  • Austin Convention Center
  • Austin Marriott Downtown
  • Ballet Austin
  • Central Library
  • Cirrus Logic
  • Courtyard by Marriott
  • Fairmont Hotel
  • Fifth & West Residences
  • Fogo de Chao
  • Four Seasons Residences
  • Hampton Inn & Suites
  • Hilton Austin
  • Hyatt Place Hotel
  • JW Marriott Hotel
  • Residence Inn by Marriott hotel
  • Seaholm Power Plant - Athena Health
  • Seaholm Residences
  • Second Street District (mixed use)
  • Shoal Creek Walk
  • Silicon Labs
  • Spring Condominium
  • The Austonian
  • The Independent
  • The Monarch apartments
  • The Plaza Lofts
  • The Shore Condos
  • The W Hotel and condos
  • The Westin hotel
  • Van Zandt Hotel
  • Waterline
  • Whole Foods East Block Office Building
  • Whole Foods Market
  • William P. Hobby building
The Downtown Plants feature the largest ice thermal storage system in Central Texas. 

North/Central Domain District Cooling

The Domain District Cooling System is located in northwest Austin, along North MoPac (Loop 1) between Braker Lane and Burnet Road.

It serves a mix of retail, office, medical, high tech, and computer gaming facilities, and provides continuous cooling services to The Domain's tenants, such as:

  • Domain 3 Office Building
  • Domain 4 Office Building
  • Domain 5 Office Building
  • Domain 7 Office Buildings (Trend Micro)
  • IBM
  • OneWest Bank
  • Simon Mall
  • Streetlights Apartments
  • Domain Parkside Apartments (3 complexes)
  • The Westin Hotel

The Domain plant has a 24,000 ton-hour thermal energy storage tank to shift load during peak energy usage.

Mueller Redevelopment Cooling, Heat, and Power (CHP) Plant

This innovative energy center is on land redeveloped from Austin's decommissioned Robert Mueller Municipal Airport and is among the most environmentally-friendly energy systems in the world.

It provides chilled water cooling, steam, and on-site electric production to Seton's Dell Children's Medical Center.

Customers served with the Mueller Redevelopment CHP plant's chilled water include:

  • Austin Energy Headquarters
  • Catellus Developments
  • Dell Pediatric Research Institute
  • Ronald McDonald House
  • Seton Hospital Headquarters
  • Seton’s Dell Children’s Medical Center
  • Seton’s PACE Specialty medical office building
  • Strictly Pediatrics medical office building
  • Texas Mutual Insurance


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Date last reviewed or modified: 04/15/2024