Energia named ‘Greenest Energy Supplier’ on island of Ireland

22 Jul 2013

Independent energy company Energia has been named Greenest Energy Supplier on the island of Ireland in the latest report by the Commission for Energy Regulation (CER) on fuel-mix and CO2 emissions by electricity suppliers.

The recent report found that Energia’s all-island emissions of CO2 in tonnes per megawatt hour (MWh) of electricity supplied was 0.424 in 2012, ahead of the all-island average 0.481, and competing suppliers Airtricity (0.449), Electric Ireland (0.469) and Bord Gáis (0.480).

“These results are achieved through a wide range of initiatives, including wind-farm development, efficiencies in our modern gas fired generating facilities and a portfolio of green power purchase agreements (PPAs) from wind farms,” Energia’s retail director Gary Ryan explained.

Energia has powered Irish businesses for 13 years and has a 28pc market share of the business electricity and gas market on an all–island basis, and more than 65,000 customers.

The company has a 37pc market share of Irish SME business, powering every third shop and 60pc of schools and colleges. It supplies power to street lights nationally, the national airwaves and TV stations, and all mobile networks in Ireland.

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John Kennedy is a journalist who served as editor of Silicon Republic for 17 years