Cheshire Homes benefits from saving

August 02

Cheshire Homes, one of the county’s largest providers of community-based care, has signed a major new dual fuel deal with competitive energy provider Energia.

The deal sees Energia supplying gas and electricity to the organisation’s care centres throughout Ireland.

In a one-year deal valued at over €650,000, Energia will supply 34 Cheshire Homes sites with electricity and 14 of their sites with gas. The Cheshire Homes centres that are included in the deal are based in counties Carlow, Cork, Donegal, Galway, Limerick, Kerry, Mayo, Meath, Sligo and Waterford. Through its network of centres, Cheshire Homes delivers a range of community-based services around Ireland, employing almost 700 staff and serving over 330 people.

The deal is the first deal to be announced as part of Energia’s special new affinity deal for charities in Ireland. The deal brokered through Utility Aid sees all charities in Ireland getting the opportunity to avail of the offer.

Commenting on the deal, Mark Blake-Knox, Chief Executive, Cheshire Homes said: “This new electricity and gas deal with Energia will allow us to make significant savings on our fuel costs. The ability to reduce our outgoings will prove particularly useful to Cheshire Homes in the current tough economic climate.”

Mark Dignam, Key Account Manager, Energia commented: “Cheshire Homes provide essential and very valuable services to the community throughout Ireland. We are delighted to be able to offer them a very competitively priced dual fuel deal, combining discounts on both electricity and gas.” 

“Cheshire Homes are the first community based business to benefit from Energia’s special new affinity deal for Irish charities. Under the scheme we are offering Irish charities a special discount on electricity and gas.”

Stephen Morgan, Ultility Aid’s Managing Director sees this as an ideal opportunity to save money on their energy bills and said, “ The deal between Energia and ourselves gives charities the opportunity to save money and have the paperwork sorted by our staff making it an even easier process.  We look forward to helping the charities make the most of their budgets.”

Energia has a 25% market share of the business electricity market on an all–island basis with 50,000 customers. Energia’s power stations at Huntstown in Dublin have the capability to supply up to 17% of Ireland’s electricity requirements on an all-island basis. The company also supplies 20% of all gas consumed in Ireland by the country’s largest industrial and commercial gas users.

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