Demonstration sites are pilot scale deployments of new technology which serve as a place for interaction and learning and to expand the possibilities of early-adoption by end-users. A fundamental deliverable of the Dwr Uisce project is to develop four demonstration sites, two micro-hydropower installations and two drain water heat recovery systems, to demonstrate energy recovery using both technologies in Ireland and Wales.
Micro-hydropower demonstration sites
This demonstration site has been built and as of late April 2019 is awaiting for grid connection.
Drain water heat-recovery demonstration sites
This National Trust demonstration site at Penrhyn Castle in Wales is currently built and operational.
Drain Water Heat Recovery Site 2:
Industrial wastewater treatment plant
This demonstration site has passed the feasibility studies phase and will be operational in Summer 2020.