Dún Laoghaire Harbour is set to go green thanks to a new renewable electricity supply deal from Ireland’s greenest electricity provider, Energia.
In a deal worth over €140 000, Energia will supply 1.1 gigawatt hours of renewable electricity to Dún Laoghaire Harbour’s facilities, including the Ferry Terminal, Harbour Offices, street lighting, recreational facilities and of course the renowned East Pier and Lighthouse.
Pictured announcing the deal are Shane Canavan, Key Account Manager, Energia and Tim Ryan, Operations Manager with Dún Laoghaire Harbour Company.
Tim Ryan, Operations Manager with Dún Laoghaire Harbour Company commented, “Achieving a high level of environmental protection and promoting sustainable development is a key objective for Dún Laoghaire Harbour Company. Our decision to switch to Energia was based on their competitively-priced green energy.
“By moving to green energy, we can reduce the CO2 emissions from Dun Laoghaire Harbour which is one of our objectives in realising the harbours potential as a major marine, leisure, cultural and tourism destination, as well as securing the long-term sustainability of the Harbour.”
Shane Canavan, Key Account Manager, Energia commented: “Dún Laoghaire Harbour is one of the region’s iconic landmarks and so we are delighted to help it switch to a green electricity supply from Energia. Since Energia has grown to become Ireland’s leading business energy supplier, the decision by businesses to switch to or renew their existing energy supply contract with Energia is a common one.”
“As well as our competitive rates and excellent customer service, our environmental credentials are second to none. Environmental sustainability is central to Energia’s business. As the largest independent provider of power on the island, sourced mainly from wind energy and gas generation, we are proud to also be named the greenest energy supplier on the island of Ireland* and one of the most significant contributors to the achievement of Ireland’s C02 emissions targets. 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 from wind farms (PPAs)”.
Energia has a 28% market share of the Irish business electricity and gas market supplying the energy needs of over 65,000 business customers, including over one in every three shops.