Commission for Energy Regulation awards top green marks to Energia
24 November 2015
Energia remains the greenest home electricity supplier in the Republic of Ireland, achieving the Commission for Energy Regulation (CER) award for the second year running.
The ranking is derived from the CER report on fuel-mix and CO2 emissions for individual electricity suppliers licensed in Ireland. ‘Fuel-mix’ means the type of fuels or resources that suppliers use to make the electricity used by their customers.
The report found that Energia’s emissions of CO2 in tonnes per megawatt hour (MWh) of electricity supplied was 0.0 in 2014. This is significantly lower than other operators who supply the residential market in Ireland – Airtricity (0.253), BGE (0.442) and Electric Ireland (0.445). Energia’s 2014 CO2 per MWh level was down from 0.027 in 2013.
One hundred per cent of Energia’s fuel mix came from renewable resources in 2014. Energia is among Ireland’s leading providers of energy from renewable resources. A total of 25 per cent of Ireland’s wind power to homes and businesses across Ireland is provided through Energia.
It currently supplies more than 795 megawatts of renewable energy and this will rise to more than 1,000 megawatts by the middle of this decade. Energia has invested more than €250 million in wind farms since 2008 and it currently has more than 300 megawatts in development.
The report published by the CER outlines each supplier’s fuel mix figures and the CO2 per MWh of electricity supplied for each supplier.
Energia head of marketing Geoff Codd said: “We’re delighted to be Ireland’s ‘Greenest Home Energy Supplier’ for the second year in a row. As well as getting the best home energy deals, it matters to people that the power they’re using is made as sustainably as possible. That approach is central to our business where, through our investments in renewable energy, we are one of the most significant contributors to the achievement of Ireland’s C02 emission reduction targets.”
The CER’s full report is available here http://www.allislandproject.org/en/renewable_decision_documents.aspx?article=71d3ec92-3bc1-46e4-ba79-e7951c28504e