Trinity College Dublin and DIT get energised about increasing efficiency

Energia training businesses on energy efficiency

14th April 2016 – Trinity College Dublin and Dublin Institute of Technology were among the leading Dublin organisations finding out about the latest ways to cut their energy costs at a special energy efficiency briefing held on Monday by competitive energy provider Energia.

Trinity College DublinThe briefings held with Dublin Chamber of Commerce are designed to educate businesses about energy efficiency, allowing them to further reduce their energy costs. The purpose of this training is to help companies develop and implement their own energy management systems, helping them cut their energy bills and CO2 emissions by up to 20%.

Businesses that attended the briefing included Bank of Ireland, Brown Thomas, Dublin Institute of Technology, Transport Infrastructure Ireland and Trinity College.

Cormac Mannion, Energy Services Manager, Energia commented: “Energia has developed considerable expertise in the area of energy efficiency training. We have helped to boost many businesses’ competitiveness by giving them the knowledge and tools that help them save money by reducing their energy consumption.”

“There are also valuable environmental benefits – by reducing their usage by 10%, each company will significantly reduce their annual CO2 emissions.”

Dublin Institute of Technology“This work can be carried out under Energia’s “Cash for Kilowatts” scheme that provides grant funding to companies for energy efficiency projects. It means that any company can qualify for grant funding of up to 30% of the project value. The new scheme is open to all businesses, whether or not they are customers of Energia.”

“As well as benefitting from the generous grants, businesses will also make very significant ongoing savings through the energy efficiency projects. For example:

  • Lighting: LED and high efficiency lighting can typically reduce your lighting costs by up to 75%
  • Heating: a new boiler or heating controls can save over 25% of your annual fuel costs
  • Refrigeration: new systems can reduce your costs by up to 30%

“In addition, Energia will also provide expertise and assistance with implementation of your project. Whether you are implementing the project yourself or you require assistance from our carefully selected group of partners, Energia can help to get your project underway with safety and quality at the core.”

Energia’s web site ( contains information on how to conduct a simple self-audit and detailed information on energy efficiency in business.

Energia has a 26% market share of the Irish business electricity and gas market supplying the energy needs of over 60,000 business customers. In addition to renewable assets, the company also operates a 750MW gas fired power station in north Dublin.

Energia is also powering Irish homes nationwide in the residential electricity and gas market. Energia’s dual fuel offer will guarantee consumers savings of up to 15% off standard rates.

Energia has offices in Dublin, Galway, Cork, Belfast and Omagh.