Energia secures €4.5m contract to power up 1,000 schools

27 Aug 2012

The Irish energy provider Energia has won a public tender worth in the region of €4.5m to supply electricity to over 1,000 Irish schools, as the new academic year kicks off this week.

According to the company, it expects to supply over 32 gigawatt hours of electricity to power the schools in the coming year under the new contract. The schools themselves are located throughout Ireland, including in Carlow, Dublin, Limerick, Offaly and Wicklow.

Energia currently has a 28pc market share of the Irish business electricity and gas market, according to the supplier’s business markets manager Alan Mulcahy.

Earlier this year it won a tender to supply over 52 local authorities with electricity to power their public lighting systems. At the time Energia said that the contract was worth around €32m.

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Carmel Doyle was a long-time reporter with Silicon Republic