Electric Ireland signs €60 million contract to supply electricity to Government bodies

  • All Garda Stations, Prisons, Defence Force sites and Government buildings to be powered under deal

Electric Ireland has today announced a new contract with the Office of Government Procurement worth over €60 million to supply electricity to Government bodies and security services across Ireland over the next three years. The agreement will see Electric Ireland deliver an estimated 177,000 MWh of electricity, the equivalent to powering over 42,000 households. The contract is to supply electricity to all Government Departments, Leinster House, An Garda Síochána sites, The Irish Defence Forces bases, Ireland’s Prison Services and the Coast Guard operations. The energy supplied meets the Government’s green energy requirements through to 2022. 

Dermot McArdle, Head of Business Markets at Electric Ireland, said: “This significant contract recognises Electric Ireland’s position as the smarter choice for business electricity and demonstrates our versatility to manage large volume contracts for non-residential sites of varying sizes. Through ourSmarter for Business’ model, Electric Ireland is fully committed to providing our customers with the most relevant, affordable and flexible energy solutions across electricity and gas.”

The contract awarded is for a three-year period and commences on 1 November 2019.

Electric Ireland’s business markets unit supplies, and provides expert advice on, electricity, gas and innovative energy services for businesses in Ireland from large users of energy like manufacturing plants and datacentres through to medium sized operations and small businesses. Electric Ireland works with organisations from a variety of sectors including pharmaceutical, manufacturing, tech, food and hospitality to provide flexible and affordable energy solutions. 

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About Electric Ireland

 Electric Ireland is the customer supply division of ESB, supplying electricity, gas and energy services to the business and residential markets in the Republic of Ireland and Northern Ireland. Electric Ireland is the largest supplier and leading expert in electricity, gas and innovative energy services for Large Energy Users and medium and small enterprises in Ireland. 

For more information about Electric Ireland’s work with businesses, visit www.electricireland.ie/business