Bord Gais Energy and Siemens Ireland Join Together to Provide Energy Services to Irish Business

Bord Gais Energy has formed a partnership with Siemens Ireland that will allow Irish businesses to avail of a full, end to end energy efficiency service for the first time. The two brands will combine their extensive expertise to the benefit of Irish companies looking to increase energy efficiency and reduce energy consumption. The initial … Read more

€400 Million Investment in Wind Energy by Bord Gais Energy

Having just officially opened its first developed wind farm, Bord Gais Energy (BGE) plans to bring a second facility on stream in 2012 as part of a €400 million investment programme to create a further 250MWs of wind energy over the next three years. Bord Gáis Energy’s first developed wind farm, Ballymartin Wind Farm, is … Read more

Government to Dispose of State Energy Assets

The Government intends to sell off Bord Gais Energy and some of ESB’s non-strategic power generation capacity as part of the State asset disposal programme agreed under the EU/IMF Programme, and as provided for in the Programme for Government. The Government has agreed with the Troika sale of state assets up to a value of … Read more

Bord Gais Energy Index 5% Higher For 2011 as Oil Price Reaches 150 Year High

A decrease in both gas and electricity prices drove the Bord Gais Energy Index 1% lower for the month of December but it was 5% higher for 2011 as a whole. The ongoing European sovereign debt crisis, fears about global economic growth in 2012 and a mild start to the winter across Ireland, the UK … Read more

Men More Aware of Energy Efficiency Schemes than Women

While the women of Ireland are more environmentally friendly than their male counterparts (93% of women compared to 86% of men), a recent national survey shows that men are significantly more aware of household energy efficiency schemes. In a survey of 500 people across Ireland, conducted independently by a research agency on behalf of the … Read more

Bord Gais Energy to Increase Residential Electricity Prices By 12%

Bord Gais Energy is to increase its residential electricity prices by 12% from 1st August 2011. This is the first time that the company has increased prices since entering the residential electricity market in February 2009 and follows two successive cumulative price cuts of 15% in May and October 2009. The price increase is due … Read more

Bord Gais Energy Welcomes Deregulation of the SME Gas Market

Bord Gais Energy has welcomed the announcement by the Commission for Energy Regulation (CER) that it will deregulate the small and medium business segments of the gas market on October 1st 2011. This announcement means that the small and medium business gas market will be fully liberalised from that date and that the CER will … Read more

Bord Gais Energy Invests in OpenHydro

Bord Gais Energy is taking a shareholding in OpenHydro, the Irish tidal renewable energy company. OpenHydro and Bord Gais Energy have also formed a joint venture focused on the development of a utility scale tidal farm off the coast of Ireland. Bord Gais Energy will initially invest Eur1million in OpenHydro, which specialises in the design … Read more

Euro Recovery Masks Energy Price Rises in July

The Bord Gais Energy Index (BGEI), an Irish-specific index designed to measure the prices in the wholesale energy market, decreased by 1% in July. The recovery of the Euro versus Sterling and the US Dollar helped mitigate increases in some of the individual Energy Index components. Had the Euro been unchanged versus the US Dollar … Read more