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Supporting and Promoting District Heating and Cooling in Ireland

IrDEA Appoints First CEO

11 Jan 2023 10:42 | Anonymous

With refreshed targets for District Heating set out in the latest Climate Action Plan 2023 (December 2022), the industry is tasked with delivering up to 0.8 TWh of district heating installed capacity by 2025, and up to 2.5 TWh by 2030. These targets are equivalent to connecting 80,000 homes by 2025 and 250,000 homes by 2030. It is intended that Ms Murphy’s appointment will help to drive forward the rapid growth of the organisation and the district energy sector in Ireland in the years ahead.

Commenting on the appointment, Chair of IrDEA, David Connolly said,

This is an important moment for the organisation, and we are truly excited about the new possibilities this appointment will bring for both the organisation and the sector. We would like to warmly welcome Yvonne and wish her the very best in her new role on behalf of the IrDEA membership.

IrDEA Director, Donna Gartland added,

It is our hope that as IrDEA’s new CEO, Yvonne will soon become a trusted voice with members, policymakers and the media, while providing thought leadership on issues related to district heating and the decarbonisation of Ireland’s heat sector. We want to wish her well with her new appointment and look forward to working with her.

On her appointment, Ms Murphy said,

I am incredibly excited to join IrDEA and very much look forward to working with the members to drive forward the development of the district energy sector in Ireland. This is a proven technology with enormous potential to deliver real change in the immediate future while also moving us closer to our commitment to achieving net zero by 2050. I am truly delighted to be joining IrDEA at such a pivotal time for the organisation and the sector.


If you would like to contact IrDEA about this appoint or make contact with Yvonne, drop us a line at

Irish District Energy Association

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

Company Registration: 619382

089 4946654

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