Energia lights up €86m deal
Energy provider Energia is to power all of the street lights in the Republic of Ireland after agreeing a three-year contract worth €86m with the Office of Government Procurement.
Under the agreement, Energia will supply power to approximately 52,000 unmetered supply power points, which will supply power to approximately 480,000 public lights across Ireland.
As part of a broader sustainability commitment, there is a programme to overhaul street lighting around the country to remove older lights in an effort to reduce energy consumption and improve efficiency.
"We have a long-established relationship with local authorities and public services, delivering power to people across the island of Ireland," said Energia head of sales Alan Mulcahy. "We are delighted to partner with the Office of Government Procurement. By powering all of Ireland's street lights we have an opportunity to reinforce our commitment to communities and local citizens on a daily basis."
The contract agreement, which officially began in November last year, will run until the end of October 2021.
Energia, which was set up in 1999, already provides energy to maternity hospitals around Ireland, Dublin Bus, and An Garda Síochána. It employs 450 people across the country.