Airtricity and Musgrave in green electricity deal

22 Jul 2010

Airtricity is to supply Musgrave with green electricity to power its depots and sites on the island of Ireland.

The overall deal is worth circa €25m to Airtricity, which will supply green electricity to all Musgrave Group-owned facilities both north and south of the border and via an affinity scheme to its SuperValu, Centra and Daybreak stores in the Republic of Ireland and SuperValu, Centra and Mace stores in Northern Ireland.

The contract with Airtricity will allow Musgrave to further reduce its carbon footprint as well as its operating costs

The Airtricity deal will allow Musgrave to displace more than 130,000 tonnes of CO2, equivalent to removing 60,000-plus cars from Irish roads annually.

Speaking today, John Curran, environmental executive, Musgrave Group, said: “As well as lowering emissions of CO2 and other greenhouse gases, this agreement with Airtricity will also result in reduced energy costs for Musgrave and our retail partners and underscores the value of continuing to focus on driving our sustainability strategy even in times of recession”.

Dermot McGovern, sales manager, Airtricity, added: “Energy management is a crucial sustainability issue for business.  With Irish businesses increasingly aware of their responsibility to the environment, a growing number of organisations are implementing environmental or green programmes focused on operational areas where financial and carbon emissions savings can be achieved.”  

Carmel Doyle was a long-time reporter with Silicon Republic