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Secondary Schools given lessons on energy costs

January 06

2 Roscommon secondary schools are among the 240 Irish secondary schools switching to competitive electricity provider Energia in a deal valued at over €2 million.

The move follows from an affinity deal that the Joint Managerial Body (JMB) recently concluded with Energia. The one-year rolling deal is valued in the region of €2 million, and will see Energia supply over 19.5 G Wh ( G igawatt hours) of power to 240 secondary schools throughout . The schools annual consumption of electricity is the equivalent to powering almost 4,200 Irish homes. 

The Roscommon schools are: Mean Scoil Muire G an Smal and Saint Nathy’s College. Commenting on the deal, Michael Nugent, Regional Manager, Energia, added: “We are thrilled to be able to offer : Mean Scoil Muire G an Smal and Saint Nathy’s College significant savings on their electricity costs. Energia works with a wide range of organisations in both the public and private sector throughout the country to deliver cost effective energy solutions that deliver real value for money.”

Fergus Dunne, Joint Managerial Body commented: “Achieving competitive costs has always been a priority for the secondary schools in our membership. In the current economic climate, we are delighted to be able to allow members access significant savings of up to 10% with Energia. We look forward to working with Energia to achieve further reductions over the coming years of the deal.” Energia has a 25% market share of the business electricity market on an all–island basis with 40,000 customers. Energia power stations at Huntstown in Dublin have the capability to supply up to 17% of the electricity requirements on an all-island basis. The company also supplies one third of all gas consumed in by the country’s largest industrial and commercial gas users.

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