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An Energy Masterplan allows Local Authorities to create effective energy policy in order to meet CO2 reduction targets. This project focuses on the Dublin region.

Project Insights

  • €179,135

    Total Project Costs
  • 3 yr

    Project Duration
  • 2018

    Year Funded

Project Description

The Dublin Region Energy Masterplan will evaluate and outline the cost-optimal, spatially possible and technically feasible low-carbon scenarios for Dublin to meet its 2030 and 2050 CO2 reduction targets from the perspective of society, energy consumers and the energy sector. These scenarios will present a set of clear, evidence-based pathways which will enable the Dublin Local Authorities (DLAs) to create effective, long-term energy policy in areas such as spatial planning, land-use, and public infrastructure. The DLAs identified the need for this masterplan through their work on the Draft Dublin Climate Change Action Plans, and have fully committed at a senior-level to implementing its findings. The masterplan will address all energy sectors of electricity, heat and transport, and crucially will be modelled from a spatial perspective as well as from a technology perspective. Two baseline scenarios will first be established; the current situation and the future 'business as usual' situation which will model effects of current national level policy implementation to 2030 and 2050. From these, Codema will then establish the gap-to-targets, and evaluate the possible local level low-carbon pathways to meet these targets, which will then be agreed upon by the DLAs. The low-carbon potential of Dublin will be based on its unique spatial energy characteristics, which are often overlooked when examining low-carbon pathways at a national level. This project will be the first of its kind in Ireland, and aligns with the objectives outlined in national level energy and climate change policy.

Project Details

Total Project Cost: €179,135

Funding Agency: SEAI

Year Funded: 2018

Lead Organisation: Codema

Collaborators: Dublin City Council; Fingal County Council; South Dublin County Council; Dún Laoghaire-Rathdown County Council;

Edel Giltenane

Lead Researcher