Reports on District Heating for Dublin
In 2006 and 2007, engineering consultants carried out a feasibility study for the development of a Dublin District Heating System. This feasibility study was partly funded by the Sustainable Energy Authority of Ireland (SEAI) and is called “District heating for Dublin Feasibility Study July 2008”.
A brochure for the “Dublin District Heating System” was published by Codema (Dublin’s Energy Agency) and gives a clear outline of what District Heating is and how it works.
“Dublin City Spatial Energy Demand Analysis – June 2015”, prepared by Codema, shows that DH feasibility is not confined to the Docklands area of Dublin city and that in fact 75% of Dublin City has heat demands suitable for DH. This is important as heat-demand mapping is always the first step and best practice in planning for DH and is recommended by all EU/UNEP guides to DH. It also shows that DH feasibility is not confined to the Docklands.
DCC engaged the services of a Danish district heating consultant who prepared the following two reports for the project;
Building on information gathered, DCC advertised on e-tenders a ‘Market Soundings’ document to solicit market feedback in order to define various aspects of the project and understand the role external parties could have. Following this exercise, and an analysis of options, it was decided to progress with a Joint Venture (JV) procurement option to assist DCC with the delivery of the project.
Environmental Strategic Policy Committee Reports
There are a number of reports presented to Dublin City Council’s Environmental Strategic Policy Committee (currently call the Climate Action, Environment and Energy SPC), links to the most recent reports are below;