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Wednesday 26 June 2019

Airport teams up with ESB to save energy

ESB CEO Pat Doherty and DAA CEO Kevin Toland at the announcement that ESB and Dublin Airport Authority (DAA) have signed an innovative energy agreement which will see the two organisations collaborate to achieve a 30% energy saving at Dublin Airport
ESB CEO Pat Doherty and DAA CEO Kevin Toland at the announcement that ESB and Dublin Airport Authority (DAA) have signed an innovative energy agreement which will see the two organisations collaborate to achieve a 30% energy saving at Dublin Airport
ESB CEO Pat Doherty and DAA CEO Kevin Toland at the announcement that ESB and Dublin Airport Authority (DAA) have signed an innovative energy agreement which will see the two organisations collaborate to achieve a 30% energy saving at Dublin Airport

Colm Kelpie

DUBLIN Airport has struck a deal with the ESB which will lead to energy consumption at the airport being cut by almost a third.

The agreement is the first full energy spectrum collaboration of its kind in Ireland and aims to make the airport an international energy example by 2020. The Dublin Airport Authority (DAA) aims to reduce its energy consumption by 33pc by 2020.

The semi-state power company will provide DAA with access to a broad range of power sector expertise. In return, the ESB will secure Better Energy scheme credits from the Sustainable Energy Authority of Ireland (SEAI).

The ESB and DAA will look to see where low carbon technologies can be used at the airport to improve energy efficiency.

ESB chief executive Pat Doherty described it as a win-win opportunity.

"DAA will benefit from expertise across the full energy spectrum from electric cars and smart grids to renewables, helping to put Dublin airport on the map internationally as a low carbon airport facility," he said.

"In turn, ESB will secure valuable credits from the SEAI under the Better Energy Scheme.

"Meanwhile, we will together contribute to meeting the Government's mandated EU Energy Targets and showcase Ireland's leadership in the area of cleantech and renewable energy."

DAA chief Kevin Toland said: "We want to be leaders in this field and help Ireland meet national obligations in the process."

"Dublin Airport is already Airport Carbon Accredited, as part of a Europe-wide airport carbon management certification programme that covers more than half of European air passenger traffic."

Irish Independent

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