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HeatNet NWE EU project kicks off with first partner meetings in Heerlen

21st February, 2017

The first partner meetings of the Interreg NWE project, HeatNet NWE, kicked off on Monday 20th February 2016 in Heerlen, The Netherlands. Lasting two days, the partner meetings included project discussions, workshops and presentations, as well as visits to Minewater BV’s geothermal heating and cooling system installations.

Led by the Dublin energy agency Codema, HeatNet NWE is an €11.5m project to promote the roll-out of the most advanced form of district heating, known as 4th Generation District Heating, across North West Europe. The project consists of 14 partners across 5 countries and will result in a saving of 15,000 tonnes of CO2 each year by the end of the project.

The project will also bring over €1.5 million worth of funding to Dublin. This funding will support South Dublin County Council in developing Dublin’s first large scale public district heating network. This South Dublin pilot will potentially save up to 3,650 tonnes of CO2 per year, the equivalent of taking 697 cars off the road.