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Irish District Energy Association

Supporting and Promoting District Heating and Cooling in Ireland

Upcoming events

    • 12 Sep 2024
    • 09:30 - 12:00
    • The Strand Hotel, Ennis Road, Limerick City, V94 03F2


    With District Energy

    Join us to discuss district energy and its role in decarbonising Limerick's heat supply.

    With the ambion and targets set out for the district energy sector, IrDEA has set its sights on delivery. Join our panel to discuss the opportunities for the sector and the potential benefits of district energy for Limerick's residents, communities, businesses, and environment.


    Recent IrDEA research shows district energy could be the most economically viable low carbon heating option for up to 64% of the Irish population (IrDEA, 2024). This follows SEAI research that found 54% of Ireland's buildings could be suitable for district heating (SEAI, National Heat Study, 2022).

    Government has committed to using district energy as a key driver of heat decarbonisation, setting ambitious targets of delivering enough installed capacity to meet the heating needs of up to 200,000 homes and 2,500 public buildings by 2030.

    By 2050, it is envisioned that all building heat demand will be met by low carbon solutions like district energy and standalone heatpumps.


    Irish District Energy Association (IrDEA) in association with Danfoss.


    • Professor Stephen Kinsella, Department of Economics, University of Limerick
    • Dr Madeline Lyes, Project Manager, SmartLab, University of Limerick
    • Dudley Stewart, Micro Electricity Generation Association
    • Bill Carbery, Business Development Manager, Danfoss
    • Mark Geraghty, Environment & Sustainability Manager, TU Dublin
    • Yvonne Murphy, CEO of the Irish District Energy Association


    Guest registration will take place from 9.30am on the morning of the event, with tea, coffee, pastries and conversation flowing before we sit down to hear from our speakers at 10am.


    Registration is free, but spaces are limited, so reserve your spot today for what we hope will be a vibrant, engaging, and thought-provoking discussion on how to deliver secure and affordable low-carbon heat for residents and businesses across Limerick.

    • 24 Oct 2024
    • 09:30 - 16:30
    • Morrison Hotel Dublin, Ormond Quay Lower, North City, Dublin, D01 K5X5


    Join us for an enlightening and engaging event where professionals, experts, and enthusiasts gather to explore the latest advancements, trends and opportunities in the district energy sector in Ireland and abroad.

    When & Where

    • Date: Thursday, 24th October 2024
    • Time: 09:30am - 4:30pm

    The IrDEA Annual Conference 2024 is a must-attend event for anyone interested in district energy and its vital role in transforming Ireland's heating sector to low-carbon. This year's conference will bring together industry leaders, policymakers, researchers, energy sector representatives, and public bodies - among others - to share insights, foster collaborations, and drive innovation within the Irish district energy landscape. Speakers, Sponsors & Full Programme to be announced in the coming weeks.

    Who Should Attend

    The IrDEA Annual Conference 2024 is designed for professionals and organisations involved or interested in district energy, including but not limited to:

    • Energy providers and utilities
    • Government representatives and policymakers
    • Local authority staff and other public bodies
    • Engineers, architects, and urban planners
    • Energy consultants and researchers
    • Technology providers and equipment manufacturers
    • Sustainable development organisations
    • Financial institutions and investors
    • Students and academia

    Be part of the transformative conversations, knowledge exchange, and collaborative initiatives that will shape the future of the low-carbon heating sector Ireland towards 2030 and beyond.

    I f you are interested in sponsorship opportunities and associating your brand with Ireland's leading district heating event, please download our sponsorship pack here.

Irish District Energy Association

13 Adelaide Road, Saint Kevins, Dublin 2, D02 P950 

Company Registration: 619382

089 4946654

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