The goal of the District Heating and Cooling (DHC) TCP is to advance the understanding of the technical, economic and social benefits of district energy through applied research and outreach.

Executive Committee

Underground insulated district heating and cooling pipes

District heating and cooling is recognised as a key component of Ireland's energy efficiency and climate change mitigation strategy. Its deployment will support the reduction of greenhouse gas emissions and the decarbonisation of our energy supply.

The IEA TCP on District Heating and Cooling aims to enhance the design, performance and operation of distribution systems and consumer installations. This international research effort will enable cost-effective and flexible large-scale integration of low-carbon energy sources into the heating energy mix.

The DHC TCP Executive Committee Representative for Ireland is Mr. Peter Kehoe (SEAI). 

For further information, please visit the IEA DHC TCP webpage. 

Peter Kehoe

Programme Manager - Decarbonised Heat

Peter is Programme Manager for Decarbonised Heat & Cooling Programme with the Sustainable Energy Authority of Ireland. Initially qualifying as a Civil, Structural & Environmental Engineer, Peter now holds a Masters in Sustainable Energy Systems from the University of Edinburgh and is a Chartered Engineer. Peter joined SEAI in 2022 and has over 10 years’ experience in the Energy & Utility sector, delivering infrastructure projects and consultancy across public and private sector.




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