The first project, the Tallaght District Heating Scheme, will receive almost €4.5 million and is a partnership between Codema and South Dublin County Council to develop a sustainable district heating solution in the Tallaght area to provide low-carbon heat to public sector, residential and commerical customers. The objective of this project is to decrease the emissions associated with the use of fossil fuels for heating in Tallaght. This project delivers a high level of innovation in the heating sector, with the first Irish data centre to be used to supply waste heat to heat nearby buildings, and will be the only such system in Ireland and the UK. The project is also supported through the HeatNet NWE project, which Codema is leading. HeatNet aims to promote the most advanced form of district heating throughout North-West Europe, and provides knowledge and expertise from a range of partners on this topic.
The second project, the Dublin District Heating System (DDHS), will capture waste heat from industrial facilities located on the Poolbeg peninsula, and in particular the waste heat generated at the Dublin Waste-to-Energy (DWtE) plant, and piping it into homes and businesses in the Poolbeg, Ringsend and Docklands areas of Dublin City. The waste heat produced from operations at the DWtE plant (90 MW of DH), has the potential to heat 50,000 homes in Dublin City, which would otherwise be released into the atmosphere. Codema has been working closely with Dublin City Council on this project, and has completed a Detailed Financial Appraisal and a Market Research Report and Communciations Strategy, among others.
The Tallaght District Heating Scheme will be connected in 2020, with Dublin City's DDHS due for connection the following year.