Benefits

  • Modernise and improve wastewater treatment processes at the plants
  • Improve energy efficiency at the plants
  • Reduce energy demands at the plants by up to 296,454 kWh per year
  • Reduce greenhouse gas emissions through the reduction in carbon emission by up to 129 tonnes per year
  • Ensure compliance with Urban Wastewater Treatment Regulations 2001

What is involved?

  1. Upgrade the aeration system at the plants, installing a fixed fine bubble diffused aeration system to increase energy efficiency
  2. Install of associated brackets, blowers and pipe works and ancillary works
  3. Works will be carried out within the footprint of the plants, therefore minimising traffic disruption to residents and businesses in the surrounding area

Irish Water’s commitment to energy efficiency

Irish Water is implementing a sustainable energy strategy to improve our energy efficiency. These projects are part of Irish Water’s energy efficiency programme which upgrades, replaces and optimises inefficient plants and processes across the country to improve our energy efficiency and reduce carbon emissions.

To date, Irish Water has made significant progress in making our plants and our business more energy efficient. By 2017, water services had achieved a 22.4% improvement in energy efficiency performance, with a corresponding saving of over 51,000 tonnes of carbon.

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