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 deal between the two companies is for three years, but it is being viewed as a long term strategic partnership that will benefit Bord Gais Energy customers now and in the future. By combining their respective expertise and experience, Bord Gais Energy and Siemens expect to deliver significant benefits for client companies help them implement energy savings of up to 20%.
The first partnership of its kind, Bord Gais Energy and Siemens are offering Irish businesses an opportunity to improve energy efficiency, through assessment, design, implementation and management, without incurring additional costs.
Siemens and BGE will develop a tailored solution to a company’s specific needs and investment capability which can be paid for by the savings made in energy spend within the first few years. The significant advantage of this service is that Bord Gais Energy and Siemens can tell a customer how much they can save before they ever spend a cent.
Dave Kirwan, managing director of Bord Gais Energy, explains: “This is a significant development for Bord Gais Energy in that we are yet again extending our core business. By partnering with Siemens to become the first total energy solutions provider in Ireland, Bord Gais Energy is once again leading the way in the energy market by offering comprehensive services to help our customers use less energy.”
Paul Lynam, chief executive of Siemens, Dublin, comments: “Globally Siemens has completed more than 1,000 energy efficiency projects which have reduced energy costs by some €2 billion, while CO2 emissions were also reduced by around 1.2 million tons. We are delighted to be participating in this partnership and look forward to working together with Bord Gáis Energy in delivering sustainable savings for Irish business. While every case will be assessed individually, based on our experience of international projects, average energy cost savings of 15-20% can be realistically achieved.”
The new service will initially target high energy users in the industrial and commercial sector and will be rolled out to SMEs over the following 12 months.