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Webinar: The Public Sector's Role in Developing 4th Generation District Heating

  • Date(s)
    Thursday, 26 September 2019
  • Time(s)
    From 11:00 'till 12:00 noon

About the webinar

Dublin's Energy Agency, Codema is pleased to invite members to join their September 26th webinar to explore the important role of the Public Sector in developing district heating across Ireland.

Ireland currently ranks as one of the lowest countries in Europe for generating renewable heat and yet there is currently enough excess heat in Ireland to meet more than 30% of our heating demands, and this figure is growing with increased industrial activity.  District Heating is the only practical way of making use of this indigenous resource and offers a viable, low-carbon solution to Ireland's heating sector.

In order for district heating schemes to become widespread, the involvement of public sector bodies is crucial, but they need to know where to start in implementing a district heating scheme and the key planning, financial and technological considerations they must take into account.

This webinar will be of interest to all public sector staff working in planning, architecture, climate change, engineering, facilities management, finance and procurement - it will explain the benefits and opportunities in developing district heating schemes, detail the current scenario in Ireland in terms of policy and legislation, and explore the current challenges that we need to overcome to make district heating a mainstream, low-carbon heating solution for our homes and businesses.

It is also a great opportunity for those working in the energy, commercial and construction sectors to gain an insight into the emerging district heating market in Ireland and to gain an understanding of the role they might play in future public or public-private schemes.


  • What is district heating ?
  • Benefits of 4th Generation District Heating (4DHDC)
  • Why district heating is needed across Ireland
  • Current barriers and challenges for implementing district heating schemes
  • Why Public Sector involvement is so important
  • Setting out a roadmap for the public sector:
  • How do I know my town / region is suitable for district heating?
  • Planning, economic and technological considerations
  • The latest on emerging public district heating schemes in Dublin

This webinar is being delivered by the Dublin Energy Agency Codema, as part of the HeatNet NWE project, which is part-funded by the Interreg North-West Europe programme.


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