Energia to heat politicians, paintings, prisons and pupils (1)
Competitive energy provider Energia has won a bundled energy contract worth over €36m to supply gas to hundreds of state agencies, local authorities, schools, hospitals and public housing projects around Ireland.
The contract award, which was made following a competitive tendering process, will see Energia provide gas supplies to over 705 different sites and offices across Ireland over a two year period.
Included in the contract are landmark sites including the Houses of the Oireachtas, Dublin Castle, the National Gallery, Farmleigh, Kilmainham Gaol and the National Museum of Ireland. Other notable buildings that Energia will supply include:
Local authorities: Clare County Council, Carlow County Council, Cork City Council, Galway City Council, Limerick City and County Council and Tipperary County Council.
State agencies: the Revenue Commissioners, the Office of Public Works, the National Transport Authority, Failté Ireland and the Ordinance Survey of Ireland.
Cultural sites including The National Museum of Ireland, The Museum of Modern Art and the Botanic Gardens.
Schools in counties including Cork, Dublin, Louth, Waterford, Wicklow.
Courts in Dublin, Meath, Cork, Kilkenny and Carlow.
Swimming pools in Mullingar, Clonmel, Dublin, Meath and Westport.
Energia is one of the biggest suppliers of gas to the Irish business market, accounting for over 30% of gas supplies. This follows on from the success Energia have had in the business electricity market, where Energia has over 60,000 business customers - 23% of the business electricity market.
Energia is also one of the top suppliers of renewables energy to Irish businesses, with over 895 megawatts of operating wind farms and another 300 megawatts scheduled to be operational later this decade.
Alan Mulcahy, Business Markets Manager, Energia commented: “We are delighted that our competitive gas offering has won this major public sector supply contract. These contracts were bundled together to ensure the best value for money possible was achieved for Irish taxpayers when choosing an energy supplier – we’re delighted Energia was chosen. We have developed a winning set of gas and electricity offerings for both public and private sector organisations throughout Ireland.”
“Whether you’re looking for gas, conventional or renewable electricity, Energia has a most competitive energy offering for Irish businesses. Combined with our dedicated level of customer service and expertise in areas such as energy efficiency, it is no wonder that we are one of the leading suppliers of energy to Ireland’s businesses.”
Energia has a 23% market share of the Irish business electricity and gas market supplying the energy needs of over 60,000 business customers. In addition to renewable assets, the company also operates a 750MW gas fired power station in north Dublin.
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