|Dublin Waste-to-Energy Facility|
|Thermal power station|
|Primary fuel||Municipal solid waste (MSW)|
|Nameplate capacity||60 MW|
The Dublin Waste-to-Energy Facility, also known as the Poolbeg Incinerator, is a waste-to-energy plant serving the Greater Dublin Area, located on the Poolbeg peninsula. The plant is capable of producing up to 60 megawatts of electricity, enough to power 80,000 homes, and provide district heating for up to 50,000 homes in the Dublin area. The facility will process up to 600,000 tonnes of waste per year. Poolbeg accepted its first delivery of waste on the 24th of April 2017.
On June 8, 2017, eleven people were hospitalised after an ‘uncontrolled release’ of lime inside the flue gas treatment area inside the plant. Covanta, the operator of the plant, was ordered to temporarily cease the incineration process at the facility by the Health and Safety Authority.
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- "Covanta's Dublin, Ireland, WTE Facility Receives First Waste Delivery". Waste360. April 24, 2017.
- Daragh Brophy. "The controversial Poolbeg incinerator has taken its first delivery of waste". April 24, 2017. TheJournal.ie
- Sarah Burns, Jack Power (June 8, 2017). "Eleven hospitalised after incident at Dublin's Poolbeg incinerator". The Irish Times.
- "Poolbeg operators told to temporarily cease incineration". RTÉ News. June 9, 2017.