Donna Gartland, the new CEO of Codema, becomes just the second person to lead Dublin’s Energy Agency throughout its 23-year history, and will work with Gerry Wardell, who founded Codema in 1997, until he steps down at the end of the year, during the transition period.
Codema’s Senior Energy Planner first joined the company in 2013 and during that time she has been instrumental in developing district heating as a low-carbon solution to Ireland’s heating sector. She has also played a key role in securing almost €25m in total for the Dublin District Heating System and the Tallaght District Heating Scheme through the Government’s Climate Action Fund.
Donna is currently leading the Energy Planning team in Codema to develop an Energy Master Plan for the entire Dublin region, which is supported through the SEAI’s Research, Development and Demonstration fund. The Energy Master Plan will be the first of its kind and will develop evidence-based, realistic, and costed solutions for Dublin to achieve its carbon emission reduction targets to 2030 and 2050.
“Becoming carbon-neutral by 2050 is a particular challenge for Dublin, which is the economic hub of the country, but it also needs to be a healthy, safe and happy place to live and work.
“We are committed to working with Dublin’s local authorities and other stakeholders to accelerate and drive this transition across all energy sectors of transport, heat and electricity, while ensuring there is meaningful engagement and collaboration for a just transition for all citizens of Dublin.”