Over 1,000 Irish schools are switching to Energia after the leading independent energy provider won a major public tender for electricity supply.
Energia expects to supply over 32 Gigawatt hours of electricity to power the schools in the coming year. The value of the contract is estimated to be in the region of €4.5 million. The schools are located throughout Ireland and include schools in Carlow, Dublin, Limerick, Offaly and Wicklow.
Energia already supplies a large number of public sector bodies with electricity and gas. In March, they won a tender to supply all Ireland’s local authorities with electricity, including Cork City Council, Dublin City Council, Dun Laoghaire-Rathdown County Council, Galway County Council, Limerick City Council and Waterford City and County Councils.
Commenting on the deal, Alan Mulcahy, Business Markets Manager, Energia said: “Energia is delighted to secure this major contract win. As well as supplying over 65,000 Irish businesses, Energia powers Irish schools, local authorities and many other public bodies, bringing to them the benefits of lower priced electricity.”
“Whether its dual-fuel gas and electricity deals, “green energy” or supplying unmetered electricity to public sector bodies in Ireland, it is easy for Irish businesses to benefit from competitive energy deals with Energia. Added to the price package Energia offer excellent customer service and with Energia On-line, customers can also analyze and interrogate their energy consumption, discover usage patterns and produce reports. This information in turn can be used with another product, the Energia Bureau, to manage energy efficiency projects in the business.”
Energia has a 28% market share of the Irish business electricity and gas market supplying the energy needs of over 65,000 business customers.