HeatNet NWE and the Tallaght District Heating Scheme - South Dublin County Council

HeatNet NWE is a €11.5 million Interreg NWE project that aims to increase the uptake of 4th generation heating and cooling technologies in the North-West Europe region. As part of this project, SDCC has secured grant money to develop a cutting-edge district heating scheme in Tallaght town centre.

Codema is working with SDCC to develop Ireland’s first large-scale district heating network involving its County Hall and other public and private buildings in the surrounding area. The Tallaght District Heating Scheme has recently gone out to tender and is estimated to save the Council 1,736 tonnes of CO₂ on full system roll out. The proposed system seeks to utilise a low temperature waste heat source from a data centre through a large-scale heat pump, in order to supply space heating and hot water to a cluster of local buildings. The system will also have the capacity to supply other nearby customers in the following phases. This innovative district heating scheme will provide low-carbon, low-cost heat to the Tallaght area, and will be the only not-for-profit energy utility in Ireland. This project has also recently secured almost €4.5 million in funding through the Climate Action Fund.