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Energy Mapping for Spatial Energy Demand Analysis - SOLD OUT

  • Date(s)
    Monday, 26 September 2016
  • Time(s)
    9:30 AM - 2:00 PM
  • Venue
    Engineers Ireland, 22 Clyde Road, Ballsbridge, Dublin 4, Ireland
  • Fee


  • CPD Credit
    0.5 hours   C1


Ambitious targets for renewable energy are central to energy system decarbonisation in Ireland. The planning functions within local authorities will play a key role in delivering Ireland's renewable energy targets, particularly in identifying or zoning areas suitable for renewable energy projects and infrastructure and implementing appropriate permitting processes. In 2013, SEAI published a methodology for Local Authority Renewable Energy Strategies (LARES) to provide guidance to local authority planners engaging with spatial planning for renewable energy.


To enable local level analysis of energy demands in order to create an evidence base for developing policy to support increased sustainable energy use at a local level in Ireland. This bottom-up approach to local area energy analysis allows the identification of unique energy characteristics within the area which can then be matched to suitable renewable and sustainable sources of energy supply. It also allows identification of areas most in need of building energy retrofit, the cost of energy in each area, suitability for District Heating, fossil fuels used etc. The Spatial Energy Demand Analysis (SEDA) training aims to bridge the gap between spatial planning and energy planning, and bring European best practice in energy planning practices to Ireland. 

Learning objectives

On completion of the Module, participants will be able to:
  • Analyse local residential sector energy using national census and BER database statistics 
  • Analyse local commercial sector energy using valuation office and CIBSE statistics
  • Show this energy use spatially using Census ‘small area’ geographical breakdown 
  • Understand energy use within a geographical boundary
  • Use the outputs to create evidence-based policies


Introduction to SEDA
  • What is the purpose of SEDA?
  • What are the outputs?
  • Examples of leading energy mapping projects
  • How are they created – Data sources introduced and explained
How to map energy demand data
  • Step 1: Residential Energy 
  • Step 2: Commercial Energy
  • Step 3: Municipal Energy
  • Step 4: Joining Energy and Spatial Data
Examples of Results
  • How are the maps used in Planning?

Who should attend?

Local authority Planners, Engineers, Energy Managers, GIS technicians.


Make a Booking

26 September 2016

This course is held in conjunction with SEAI