The Dublin Waste to Energy project is a Public Private Partnership between Dublin City Council (acting on behalf of the four Dublin Local Authorities) and Dublin Waste to Energy Ltd to provide a thermal treatment plant to treat approximately 25% of waste that cannot be reused or recycled. 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 50,000 homes annually as well as district heating for up to a further 60,000 homes.
The plant has been designed to provide highly efficient incineration and can be classified as 'recovery' in line with the new criteria outlined in the revised 1975 EU Waste Framework Directive. 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, was granted a waste license from the Environmental Protection Agency in December 2008 and recieved Authorisations from the Commission for Energy Regulation in September 2009. Please use this website to find out more about the project, including what part it forms in the Dublin Regional Waste Management Plan, An Bord Pleanála and the Environmental Protection Agency conditions of approval, how the Community can get involved and up to date information as the project develops through construction to operation of the plant.
To find out more about the history of the project please consult the pre-planning website, Dublin Waste to Energy April 2000 - January 2009
Artists impression of the plant