Irish District Energy Association
Supporting and Promoting District Heating and Cooling in Ireland
The Irish District Energy Association (IrDEA) is Ireland’s only membership organisation dedicated to promoting and supporting the rollout of District Heating and Cooling from sustainable, low carbon, renewable energy sources.
District energy is a key component of an overall smart energy system for Ireland, and the IrDEA is dedicated to helping overcome the current barriers facing district heating and cooling in Ireland. Since our establishment in 2017, IrDEA has worked hard to broaden and develop our membership, currently representing members from across the public, private, and academic sectors.
About District Energy
District energy systems are used widely across Europe, providing cities and towns with affordable, low-carbon heating and cooling.
District heating networks supply heat and are fuel and technology agnostic, i.e., any source that can heat water can be used to supply the network. This means district heating supports all potential suppliers of heat, from geothermal, biomass and industrial waste heat to solar thermal and CHP.
As a result, district energy indirectly supports these other industries, and IrDEA in turn benefits from this shared interest with other associations representing these industries in Ireland.