Empower is a joint venture between Dubai Electricity and Water Authority (DEWA) and Dubai Holding subsidiary TECOM Group, providing cooling services to large-scale real estate developments in Dubai.

Location: Dubai International Financial Centre
Chief Operating Officer: Ahmad Bin Shafar
Announced: 2003

Established in 2003 by Royal Decree, Empower (Emirates Central Cooling Systems Corporation) has grown its facilities from a single temporary plant in Dubai International Financial Centre, to operating across 65 plants representing 70% market share in the UAE, and serving over 45,000 customers.

Empower currently provides its services to world-class projects such as Business Bay, Jumeirah Beach Residence, Dubai Healthcare City, Palm Jumeirah, Jumeirah Lakes Towers, Dubai Production City, Discovery Gardens, Dubai Design District, and has several developments in the pipeline.

Empower is a member of the International District Energy Association (IDEA), and has won several international awards including multiple IDEA Innovation Awards in recognition of its Centralised Metering Data Management System, which manages around 55,000 smart meters, as well as its groundbreaking Treated Sewage Effluent technology.

In 2014, Empower acquired Palm Utilities, Dubai’s second largest district cooling company and is now the world’s largest district cooling services provider.