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    Dublin Waste to Energy Project, Dublin Bay

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The Waste to Energy PROJECT

The Dublin Waste-to-Energy project is a Public Private Partnership (PPP) between Dublin City Council (acting on behalf of the four Dublin Local Authorities) and Covanta Ltd to provide a thermal treatment plant to treat municipal waste that cannot be reused or recycled. Located in Poolbeg, in Dublin Port, the plant will generate energy from up to 600,000 tonnes of waste per year that would otherwise go to landfill and will generate enough electricity for up to 80,000 homes annually, as well as district heating for up to a further 50,000 homes. The US company Covanta is the world’s largest operator of waste-to-energy facilities.
The plant has been designed to provide highly efficient incineration and is classified as energy recovery in line with EU policy on waste. It is part of the Dublin Regional Waste Management Plan which offers the best environmental solution to reduce waste, maximise recycling, minimise landfill, and generate energy from residual waste.
The project received planning approval from An Bord Pleanála in November 2007; it was granted a waste license by the Environmental Protection Agency in December 2008, and received authorisations from the Commission for Energy Regulation in September 2009.

Latest News

Summer 2014: Update

Dublin City Council and Covanta are currently finalising some outstanding issues with a view to recommencing construction works soon; there is no firm date for construction at the moment.

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