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Lily O’Brien’s Go Green

September 23

Irish Chocolate makers Lily O’Brien’s is switching to leading independent energy supplier Energia in a major new green energy deal.

The new deal will see Energia supplying the company with 1GwH (gigawatt hours) of green electricity sourced from Energia’s renewable portfolio each year. The renewable power generated mainly from wind farms power will be used in Lily O’Brien’s production facility in Newbridge, Co Kildare. The deal is valued at roughly €115,000 annually.

This green energy displaces electricity generated by fossil fuels and
represents removing almost 260, 1400cc cars from the roads or the electricity consumed by 215 houses.

Commenting on the deal, Suzanne Walsh, Marketing Manager, Lily O’Brien’s said, “Driving the business forward in a more ecologically friendly and cost effective manner has been a strategic priority for Lily O’Brien’s over the past number of years and the move to Energia simply marks another milestone in Lily O’Brien’s “green” journey.  We look forward to working with another forward-looking Irish company which, like Lily O’Brien’s, is committed to growth through innovation.”

John King, Key Account Manager, Energia commented: “Lily O’Brien’s are one of the growing number of Irish businesses who are choosing to switch to renewable energy supplied by Energia.”

“Energia is also one of the most significant contributors to Ireland’s renewable targets. We have consistently been one of the largest investors in the renewable sector. Following initial wind farm investments in 2003, Energia currently have over 220MW of operational windfarms, and a further 400MW in development.”

“Whether it is green or conventional electricity or gas, Energia is committed to offering Irish businesses of all sizes in both the public and private sector very competitive offers for both electricity and gas, backed up by unrivalled customer service.”

Energia has a 25% market share of the business electricity market on an all–island basis with over 50,000 customers.   The company also supplies 20% of all gas consumed in Ireland by the country’s business gas users.

The company is a leading all-island player in the provision of renewable power.  Energia also supplies conventionally generated electricity from two major gas fired generating stations in Dublin.

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