ITW Hi-Cone has chosen Electric Ireland, part of ESB, to supply ‘green energy’ generated from 100% renewable sources to its Cork-based manufacturing facility. The 12-month contract, which will see Electric Ireland deliver 3GWh of energy to Hi-Cone’s site, is valued at approximately €400,000. The company also plans to utilise Electric Ireland’s Energytracked Energy Monitoring and Management System to help deliver energy savings.
Hi-Cone is a leading supplier of plastic-based multi-packaging systems for global beer, soft drink and general products industries.
Energytracked is a flexible energy management solution for monitoring all utilities in a business. It is a software package that enables businesses to optimise their energy usage and reduce costs through identifying and cutting out unnecessary wastage and redistributing energy. Operating in real time, Energytracked can be configured in a number of different ways as a web based system, client server system or as a multi-site or standalone system. Energytracked makes energy efficiency accessible and simple and offers companies the benefit of a better understanding of their energy costs.
Liam Molloy, general manager at Electric Ireland, says: “We are pleased that Hi-Cone will be utilising our Energytracked system, which puts the power in our customers’ hands to better manage their energy usage and drive cost-savings.”
In addition to the installation of Energytracked, Electric Ireland will also provide Hi-Cone with annual maintenance contracts backed up with regular customer training to ensure that they gets the maximum benefits from the energy management and monitoring system.
Pictured making the announcement are Kieran Savage, senior customer relationship manager, business markets, Electric Ireland, and David Brophy, European manager, manufacturing, service & technical, ITW Hi-Cone.