Energia gets green light for €3m Dublin street lighting

16 Sep 2011

Gary Ryan, retail director of energy provider Energia, in Merrion Square, Dublin, today

Dublin City Council has opted to renew its €3m electricity supply contract with Energia.

Under the terms of the deal, Energia has been re-appointed to supply Dublin City Council’s unmetered electricity requirements.

Unmetered electricity is used to power local authority services, such as public lighting and traffic signal lights in Dublin City. With unmetered electricity being a significant cost burden for councils, Dublin City Council is just one of 27 local authorities that have opted for Energia in recent times.

The other councils include Cork City Council, Laois County Council, Carlow County Council, Kilkenny County Council, Monaghan County Council, Wexford County Council and Wicklow County Council.

Energia was the first energy provider to enter the unmetered market when it was opened to competition in 2009.

Green electricity

Energia is vamping up its green electricity portfolio, with the energy provider now engaged in a range of wind-farm contracts.

Energia has 220MW of operational renewable electricity capacity contracted within its renewable energy portfolio, with an extra 400MW of wind-farm projects in development across Ireland.

Speaking today, Gary Ryan, retail director, Energia, said Energia has built up “significant expertise” in the supply of unmetered electricity to Ireland’s local authorities since it entered the market two years ago.

Energia itself has offices in Dublin, Galway, Cork, Belfast and Omagh.

Carmel Doyle was a long-time reporter with Silicon Republic