Dublin City Council has signed a deal with competitive energy provider Energia for the ‘green’ energy produced by Fr. Collins Park in Donaghmede.
The 2.5 year ‘power purchase agreement’ deal will see Energia buy the excess electricity generated by the park’s five 50kW wind turbines from Dublin City Council. This renewable energy will then be supplied to homes and businesses across Ireland by Energia.
Energia’s Operational Windfarm Portfolio, which combines power from Energia’s windfarms and power from third party windfarms contracted to Energia under power purchase agreements, currently supplies over 600MWs of green power. This portfolio will be increased by a further 300 MWs of ‘green’ power by a number of wind farm facilities that are currently in development.
Energia currently supplies unmetered electricity for public lighting to most County Councils and many local authorities in Ireland including Cork City Council, Dublin City Council, Dun Laoghaire-Rathdown County Council, Galway County Council, Limerick City Council and Waterford City and County Councils. The company also supplies metered electricity to Central Government Offices and non-commercial public bodies.
Kieran O’Neill, Senior Exective Landscape Architect, Dublin City Council commented, “We’re delighted to sign this deal that will see Energia purchase the excess ‘green’ energy produced in Fr Collins Park and supply it other customers on the network) The Park’s wind turbines are a really great way of showing the public how renewable energy is produced and how wind turbines work in providing energy for the park.”
Alan Mulcahy, Business Markets Manager, Energia commented: “Energia has developed strong links with Ireland’s local authorities and currently provides the unmetered electricity to power almost all of their street lighting across Ireland. This deal with Dublin City Council will provide a return to Dublin City Council for their investment in wind energy in Fr Collins Park.”
“We are on track to supply over 1,000MWsof renewable power by the middle of this decade. Energia Group remains one of the most significant contributors to the achievement of Ireland’s renewable targets and one of the largest investors in the renewable sector.”
Energia has a 28% market share of the Irish business electricity and gas market supplying the energy needs of over 65,000 business customers. In addition to renewable assets, the company also operates a 750MW gas fired power station in north Dublin.
Energia has also entered the residential electricity and gas market with a great new offer for consumers nationwide. Energia’s dual fuel electricity and gas offer provides consumers with savings of up to 16% off standard rates.