Dublin’s new unmetered energy efficient electricity supply has been switched on. The energy efficient electricity supply will be used in 768 sets of Dublin city’s traffic lights and 42,500 public lights and will benefit Dublin City Council with major cost savings of up to Eur300,000 annually.
This green initiative is one of several improvements included in Dublin City Council’s Climate Change Strategy for Dublin City 2008–2012. Energy provider Energia is supplying the unmetered supply to the council.
“Dublin City Council’s Climate Change Strategy shows the council’s commitment to reducing CO2 emissions in key areas, one of which is energy. The implementation of green initiatives and the promotion of environmental sustainability are vital to our city’s progression and advancement. The move to energy efficient electricity is a great step towards achieving a more eco-friendly capital while also making substantial savings of up to Eur300,000 annually on electricity bills,” says Lord Mayor of Dublin, Cllr Emer Costello.
Energia currently has over 220 MW of operational wind farms, and a further 400 MW in development,Alan Mucahy, business markets manager, Energia, comments: “We were the first company to enter the unmetered market last year and since then we have switched over a massive total of 30 local authorities to Energia. We will be supplying this 100% renewable electricity contract with green power sourced from our substantial portfolio of renewables.”
Energia currently has over 220 MW of operational wind farms, and a further 400 MW in development, and has consistently been one of the largest investors in the renewable sector.