Positive Energy District: Net Zero Decarbonising Strabane

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Background & Context

The Intelligent Cities Challenge (ICC) in collaboration with Derry City and Strabane District Council, Donegal County Council, ERNACT and Ulster University are working together to support the North West City Region towards its green and digital transition via the development of Local Green Deals (LDS’s).

The NW City Region will develop two LGD’s – A Positive Energy District in Strabane Town Centre “Net Zero: Decarbonising Strabane” and Donegal’s “Grow, Eat, Compost, Repeat” regenerative soil initiative. Both LGD’s seek to harness the power of cutting-edge technologies, improve economic competitiveness, social resilience and quality of life.

Strabane’s Local Green Deal will focus on capitalising on opportunities presented by Derry and Strabane’s City Deal projects and other initiatives, including:

The Smart Derry Strabane Programme: including a £2m investment to support the development of a pilot Positive Energy District (PED) in Strabane Town Centre. The pilot seeks to create an at scale environment providing a platform that allows energy generation, distribution, storage forecasting and balancing to be intelligently carried out across different energy sources (businesses, residential and public sector properties).

Strabane Town Centre Regeneration Project – focused in and around the Canal Basin and Derry Road Area – it consists of a new Northwest Regional College Campus, relocated within the Canal Basin site, a Western Health and Social Care Trust (WHSCT) Primary Care Health Hub, Leisure Centre, new footbridge and associated public realm and environmental improvements. The area of influence of the plans extends from Derry Road to the riverside walk adjacent to the car park at the end of John Wesley Street.

EV Infrastructure: An update on plans for development of Electric Vehicle Infrastructure in Strabane

I will also seek to identify and integrate other initiatives and schemes into Strabane’s Local Green Deal creating a truly “living lab” environment in Strabane Town Centre.


Strabane Library
1 Railway Street Strabane BT82 8EF


Derry City and Strabane District Council

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