Installation of the Year 2016 – Competition Open for Entries

Written November 11th, 2015 by
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The Geothermal Association of Ireland (GAI) is proud to announce a competition being held in 2016 to promote geothermal installations of exceptional merit. In order to enter the competition the installation must have been in service since, or before, 31st October 2014. The closing date and time for entries is Monday 29th February, 2016 at 4pm, so the competition is now closed to entries.   Entries of merit will be displayed at the Energy Show in Dublin on 6th and 7th April, 2016. The winners will be announced on at the 2016 Energy show through collaboration with the SEAI.

The National Sustainability Summit: Securing Irelands Future

Written September 16th, 2015 by
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Sustainability Summit 2015

3rd November, Aviva Stadium, Dublin


Geothermal Energy Lecture by Special Guest Dr Burkhard Sanner at UCC Glucksman Art Gallery

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Dr Burkhard Sanner will be the special guest lecturer on Firday 18th September. Please refer to attached flier for details.

The Geological Survey of Ireland publishes the Home-Owner’s Guide to Geothermal Heating

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The GSI published a guide for those considering the use of geothermal energy for heating their homes on 26th March 2015. The home-owner’s guide and accompanying documents relating to the project can be found on the GSI website at the following link:

GSI Home-Owner’s Guide to Geothermal Heating Systems


Geothermal Energy in Ireland’s Renewable Energy Mix – SEAI Energy Show at the RDS, Ballsbridge, Dublin on Thursday 26th of March from 11am to 1pm

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Geothermal energy and ground source heat has the potential to make a significant contribution to Ireland’s 2020 renewable energy targets through heating and cooling applications. Speakers will present the latest developments in mapping ground source and deep geothermal resources in Ireland, demonstrating how these can form an integral part of energy planning while addressing the challenges of decarbonising the heating and cooling sector. This session will launch a set of ground source collector suitability maps and a homeowner manual, as well as providing information on the completion of geothermal collectors.  The workshop is aimed at a wide range of stakeholders including private sector, local authorities, policy makers and members of the public  who wish to better understand more about geothermal energy and ground source heat pump applications. The speakers are:

  1. A Guide to Shallow Geothermal Energy Resources in Ireland –  Taly Hunter Williams (Geological Survey of Ireland)
  2. Geothermal and Ground Source Collectors – Drilling Best Practice – Nicholas Wall (Walls Well Drilling)
  3. Deep Geothermal Energy in Ireland – Results from the IRETHERM Project – Sarah Blake (Dublin Institute for Advanced Studies)
  4. Geothermal Energy and The Green Paper on Energy Policy in Ireland  – Nick O’Neill (SLR Consulting)
  5. Energy Planning and Geothermal resources – Examples and Tools from around Europe – Ric Pasquali (GeoServ)

Register for the Energy Show now and mark your calendar for this slot by also registering through the ‘Free Workshops’ link.


Conference “How Will Energy Change The Future Landscape” Queen’s University, Belfast, 20 May 2015

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How will Energy change the Future Landscape” aims to bring together leading academic scientists, researchers, postgraduate students and research scholars to exchange and share their experiences and research results about all aspects of Energy.

Call for Abstracts: Submission by email to : || Deadline: 24 April 2015

Online Registration:

Academic registration: £100

Student registration: £50

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IGA Newsletter April 2014

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Herewith the link to the new issue of the IGA Newsletter April – June 2014. To download it from the IGA website, please follow this link:

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Draft Home-owner Manual available for Public Consultation – Closing 30th April 2014

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Blackstairs Mountains Field Trip Friday 9th May 9.45am at Ballycarney Inn, Co.Wexford

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Field trip to Castledockrell, Co.Wexford

Please open link to read details of this field trip tour that will cross the Blackstaris mountains at the foot of Mount Leinster.

Blackstairs Mountains Field Trip

Annual General Meeting on 24th March 2014 at Ballyroan Library, Templeogue, Dublin

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The GAI AGM will take place on Monday 24th March at 4 pm at Ballyroan Library, Rathfarnham, Dublin 14. This will be preceded by a site visit to the geothermal system at the library, which will start at 3 pm. Please see the flyer for more details.

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