What is District Heating?

A district heating scheme comprises a network of insulated pipes used to deliver heat in the form of hot water from the combined heat and power plant to the end user.

The heat from the DH water is transferred via a heat exchanger box to the premises without mixing the water. Providing central heating & hot water.

The Benefits

  • Cheaper, Green & Clean Heat – You are only charged for the heat you use, no energy waste or losses from burning oil and gas or from storage of hot water in tanks. No need for immersions to heat water.
  • Elimination of 1,000’s of oil and gas boiler emissions in towns from individual houses and businesses. Emissions are restricted and controlled under EPA Licence from the Biomass CHP Plant. Delivering better air quality in reducing CO₂.
  • No Carbon Tax
  • Sustainable and Affordable
District Heating  (Image Credit: www.livingenergy.co.nz )

District Heating (Image Credit: www.livingenergy.co.nz )

Sligo phased roll-out of District Heating, visual aid example only.

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Shannon phased roll-out of District Heating, visual aid example only.

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What is District Heating (DH)

A district heating scheme comprises a network of insulated pipes used to deliver heat in the form of hot water from the combined heat and power plant to the end user. The heat from the DH water is transferred via a heat exchanger box to the premises without mixing the water. Providing central heating & hot water.

District Heating Box – Exchanges the Heat from the DH piped water to your building
Transferring the heat to your central heating system & hot water taps.

A district heating exchanger typically contains the following parts:

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