Ireland's largest independent energy provider, Energia has emerged as the Greenest Energy Supplier on the island of Ireland. The top all-island ranking comes in the Commission for Energy Regulation (CER) report on fuel-mix and CO2 emissions for individual electricity suppliers licensed in Ireland. 'Fuel-mix' means the type of fuels or resources that generators use to make electricity.
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).
Gary Ryan, Retail Director of Energia said, "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 (PPA's)".
The report published by the CER outlines each supplier's fuel mix figures and the CO2 per Megawatt Hour (MWh) of electricity supplied for each supplier in the all-island market as well as an overall figure representative of the all-island electricity market.
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Energia Group comprises of Energia Supply, Energia Renewables and Energia Generation and is a leading supplier in the Irish business energy market. Energia has powered Irish businesses for 13 years. It has a 28% market share of the business electricity and gas market on an all-island basis, and over 65,000 customers.
Energia has a 37% market share of Irish SME business, powering every third shop and 60 % of schools and colleges. It supplies power to street lights nationally, the national airwaves and TV stations, and all mobile networks in Ireland.
Energia Renewables is among Ireland's leading providers of sustainable green energy, providing 25% of Ireland's wind power. It currently has 290MW of projects in development and has invested over €200m in windfarms since 2008. Energia Renewables has delivered exceptional results with recent wind farm openings in Caherdowney, Crighshane and Churchill adding over 60MW, and four developments currently under construction.
Energia Generation has invested over €500m in Irish energy generation infrastructure in Dublin, demonstrating its long term commitment to the Irish energy market and is capable of supplying 20% of Ireland's electricity needs.
Energia Group has a turnover in excess of €1billion and employs around 260 staff.
Energia Group is a member of the Viridian Group and has offices in Dublin, Galway, Cork, Belfast and Omagh.
CER REPORT: www.allislandproject.org/en/renewable_decision_documents.aspx?article=71d3ec92-3bc1-46e4-ba79-e7951c28504e&mode=author
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