The role of infrastructure for heat decarbonisation in Northern Ireland

9:00 AM - 2:00 PM, 12 June 2019
Centre for Sustainable Technologies , Loughview Suite, Floor H, Block 8 Ulster University Shore Road, Newtownabbey, United Kingdom

Researchers from the University of Ulster would like to invite you to their III Stakeholder Engagement Workshop "The role of infrastructure for the heat decarbonisation in Northern Ireland"

The focus of this workshop is the role of infrastructure in transition towards low carbon heating systems in Northern Ireland. The event will be a blend of keynotes and the expert group discussions:

  • What are the current infrastructural barriers for heat decarbonisation?
  • How can the low carbon heat technologies work together in a new low carbon agenda? 
  • What are the missing pieces of the puzzle – in technology, regulations and business models? 

They would like to hear your ideas and perceptions towards these and many other questions.

This is part of a series of workshops organised under the UKERC sponsored networking project Zero-IN on NI Heat                                             


09:00 -09:30    Arrival and registration

09:30 – 09:45   Inna Vorushylo “Project overview “Zero-IN on NI Heat”, Research Fellow, Ulster University

09:45 – 10:05  Ian Ballie, NI Electricity Networks “Greater Access to the Distribution Network in NI”

10:05 – 10:25  Jason Hannon, Irish Gas Transporter, TBC

10:25 – 10:45   Diane Emerson, Arup, “District Heating - assessment, integration and ambition”

10:45 – 11:00   Coffee break

 11:00 – 11:20  Eva Jacques, Glen Dimplex, “Making smart electric thermal storage working for consumers and the grid”

 11:20 – 11:50 Discussion tables I: “Opportunities and barriers for heat decarbonisation infrastructure in Northern Ireland” 

11:50 – 12:40 Discussion tables II: “Experts’ perceptions towards heat decarbonisation in Northern Ireland”

12:40 – 13:00 Interactive questionnaire and conclusions

Register here.