Competitive energy provider Energia has helped reduce the carbon footprint of the luxury Moyvalley Hotel and Golf Resort by over 490 tonnes annually.
After undertaking an extensive audit of the resort, the resort’s energy efficiency was significantly increased by upgrading their lighting systems. Set amidst 550 acres of historic Kildare countryside, the Moyvalley Hotel and Golf Resort is one of Ireland’s leading luxurious resorts.
A total of 5,339 light fittings throughout the hotel and resort were upgraded. This consisted of an extensive LED installation programme, replacing many of the fluorescent and incandescent lighting fixtures that were already in place. As a result of this work, the energy required to power the lights was reduced by 85%. This work was done in four stages, with completion taking place early in 2016.
Overall, following these energy efficiency upgrades, Moyvalley reduced its energy consumption by a massive 1 Giga Watt Hours each year. This means a saving of 490 tonnes of CO2 was made and crucially, Moyvalley made savings of almost €65,000 on their yearly energy bills.
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 spending more than €5,000 on an energy efficiency project 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%
Simon Mooney, General Manager, Moyvalley Hotel and Golf Resort commented, “We are really pleased with the support that we are receiving from Energia as it is significantly reducing our energy usage, which benefits the environment through a big CO2 saving and significantly reduces our energy costs.”
Kevin O’Kane, Energy Services Engineer, Energia commented, “Our ‘Cash for Kilowatts’ scheme is an important new initiative to promote energy efficiency upgrades among Irish businesses.”
“Energia is offering companies a double incentive. They benefit from the reduction in their ongoing energy costs by installing new efficient systems in areas such as lighting and heating. Reductions of 75% and 30% in lighting and heating bills respectively are possible. But we’re also offering grant funding for up to 30% of the project cost to a business upon its completion”
“Through the scheme we’re delighted to be supporting the national upgrade programme ‘Better Energy’ and the National Climate Change Strategy. Businesses can find out more by contacting Energia. Full details are available on www.energia.ie/funding or by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.”
“Energia has a long standing commitment to sustainability. This is one of the reasons why we are one of the leading providers of renewable energy to homes and businesses across Ireland. We currently supply over 795MWs of green power and thanks to a number of wind farms currently in development, we will soon increase this to 1,000MWs. Energia Group remains one of the most significant contributors to the achievement of Ireland’s renewable targets and one of the largest investors in the renewable sector.”
Energia has a 23% market share of the Irish business electricity and gas market supplying the energy needs of over 60,000 business customers.
Energia has also entered the residential electricity and gas market with a great new offer for consumers nationwide. Energia’s offer will guarantee consumers savings of up to 15% off standard rates for both gas and electricity.
Energia has offices in Dublin, Galway, Cork, Belfast and Omagh.