Transforming Tallaght – Tour of the Tallaght District Heating Site

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Belgard Square North

Belgard Square North

Baile Átha Cliath

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Come on a tour of the site of the Tallaght District Heating Scheme, the first large-scale district heating network of its kind in Ireland.

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*****Please note that this event is now sold out. There has been huge interest in this tour so we may organise another tour before the end of the year - please join our wait list so we can notify you if a space becomes available or if we are organising another tour.

Come on a tour of the site of the Tallaght District Heating Scheme, which is currently under construction and will be the first large-scale district heating network of its kind in Ireland.

The scheme will operate under the name ‘Heat Works’ as the country’s first not-for-profit energy utility, owned by South Dublin County Council. It will make a significant contribution to reducing carbon emissions in the area, saving almost 1,500 tonnes of CO2 each year and establishing Tallaght as a leader in innovation in the area of climate change.

Tour Starting Point: Please meet at the car park of County Hall, South Dublin County Council 10 minutes in advance. You can find the exact location by clicking here.

The route will go along Belgard Road, Belgard Square North and the site of the Energy Centre and will take up to1 hour. This event will run in full compliance with Covid guidelines at the time. Numbers are limited to 15.

This tour is taking place as part of the very first Dublin Climate Action Week, which runs from 13-19 September 2021.

Background to the Tallaght District Heating Scheme

District heating is a network of highly-insulated pipes that delivers low-carbon heat from a central energy source to provide space heating and hot water to the buildings connected to the network. In the case of the Tallaght District Heating Scheme, this project will deliver a high level of innovation, as waste heat from the nearby Amazon Web Services (AWS) data centre will supply the heat to the network.

The first phase of this project will connect existing and new local authority buildings and the TU Dublin-Tallaght campus to this local district heating network. The scheme is planned to expand, including potential connection to Belgard Gardens, which will be home to more than 3,000 people.

The tour will be conducted by South Dublin County Council alongside its energy agency Codema.

Codema has helped South Dublin County Council to secure funding of almost €4.5 million for the Tallaght District Heating Scheme through the Government's Climate Action Fund, as well as support from the Interreg North-West Europe HeatNet NWE project and the Sustainable Energy Authority of Ireland. AWS funded its own participation and site preparation costs.


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Belgard Square North

Belgard Square North

Baile Átha Cliath

Ireland

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Organiser Codema - Dublin's Energy Agency

Organiser of Transforming Tallaght – Tour of the Tallaght District Heating Site

Codema is Dublin’s Energy Agency and works with the Dublin Local Authorities to lead the transition to a low-carbon Dublin.


 

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