Energia strikes €25m deal with Iarnród Éireann

4 Mar 2010

Iarnród Éireann has struck a new €25m, three-year electricity supply deal with Irish energy provider Energia.

The new deal will see Energia supplying Iarnród Éireann with a 186 Gigawatt Hours (GwH) of electricity over the three-year period to power the DART network and Iarnród Éireann depots.

“Iarnród Éireann uses a considerable amount of electricity each year operating the DART network and running an extensive network of stations and depots throughout Ireland. We are conscious of the need to drive down costs and to have a flexible arrangement with a reliable supplier, who can provide first-class customer service. Energia won the contract on both counts, following a formal tender process, and we can confidently expect significant savings over the coming three years,” said Willie Pierce, Manager, Energy and Environment at Iarnród Éireann of the deal.

“We’re delighted to have won this major new €25m electricity supply contract for Iarnród Éireann. The DART network is a key piece of infrastructure for the Dublin region and we are happy to be playing a part in transporting millions of Dubliners around the city and county over the coming years,” said Gary Ryan, director, Energia.

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

Energia’s power stations at Huntstown in Dublin have the capability to supply up to 17pc of Ireland’s electricity requirements, both north and south.

Photo: At Dún Laoghaire Station are Gary Ryan, director, Energia, and Willie Pierce, manager, Energy and Environment at Iarnród Éireann

Article courtesy of Businessandleadership.com