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Energia drives down carbon and costs for Frank Keane BMW with “Cash for Kilowatts” scheme

September 14

Competitive energy provider Energia has driven down Frank Keane BMW’s carbon footprint by 39 tonnes by upgrading their lighting systems

Energia drives down carbon and costs for Frank Keane BMW with “Cash for Kilowatts” scheme

The project was part of a major new funding scheme to incentivise Irish businesses to increase their energy efficiency while reducing their energy costs.

After an audit of the company’s showroom on the Naas Road, Energia identified significant savings that could be made from an upgrade to the lighting systems. Large numbers of fluorescent tubes and spotlights were replaced with energy efficient LED lights.

These changes have reduced Frank Keane’s annual electricity use by 85%, cutting their carbon footprint by 39 tonnes of CO2 and generating yearly cost savings of almost €12,500.

The work was carried out under Energia’s “Cash for Kilowatts” scheme that provides funding to companies for energy efficiency projects. It means that any company spending more than €5,000 on an energy efficiency project can qualify for funding of up to 30% of the project value. The new scheme is open to all businesses, whether or not they are customers of Energia. 

As well as benefitting from the generous funding, businesses will also make very significant ongoing savings through the energy efficiency projects. For example:

 

·         Lighting: LED and high efficiency lighting can reduce your lighting costs by up to 75%

·         Heating: a new boiler or heating controls can save over 25% of your annual fuel costs

·         Refrigeration: new systems can reduce your costs by up to 30%

 

Mark Bradley, Head of Business, Frank Keane BMW commented, “We are delighted with this energy efficiency work by Energia. It is helping us to substantially reduce our energy usage, which benefits the environment through a big CO2 saving. It also makes strong business sense as we save large amounts on our energy costs.”

Cormac Mannion, Energy Service Manager, Energia commented, “Our ‘Cash for Kilowatts’ scheme is an important new initiative to promote energy efficiency upgrades among Irish businesses.”

“Energia is offering companies a double incentive. They benefit from the reduction in their ongoing energy costs by installing new efficient systems in areas such as lighting and heating. Reductions of 75% and 30% in lighting and heating bills respectively are possible. But we’re also offering funding for up to 30% of the project cost to a business upon its completion”

“Through the scheme we’re delighted to be supporting the national upgrade programme ‘Better Energy’ and the National Climate Change Strategy. Businesses can find out more by contacting Energia. Full details are available on www.energia.ie/funding or by emailing energyservices@energia.ie.”

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