SEAI is currently developing a new strategy for LIEN, to build on its reputation as one of the world’s leading energy efficiency networks.

  • 7%

    reduction in energy intensity reported for LIEN members, in comparison with 2019
  • 140,000

    people in Ireland employed by LIEN members
  • 142,000

    tonnes of CO2 savings reported by the network in 2020

SEAI supporting large industry

SEAI will work with members of the Large Industry Energy Network in 2021 through our ongoing mentoring support, special working groups and networking events. We will support you and help you meet your energy saving targets. Energy efficiency will continue to deliver significant dividends in terms of reduced costs and increased competitiveness for your business.

Exploring new ways to best facilitate access to information and expertise will be a central pillar of support for our members. The face-to-face interaction and discussion groups that these activities offer to members are always well received and will still be an important element going forward.  

Why join the Network

  • Reduce your energy costs and greenhouse-gas emissions
  • Maintain robust energy management
  • Keep up to date on latest technology and supports in energy efficiency and renewable energy
  • Boost your reputation for social responsibility and environmental protection

To express your interest in joining the Network, please email

New strategy

The new strategy currently under development for the network seeks to build on its reputation as one of the world’s leading energy efficiency networks. This strategy will revolve around the following core elements:

Increasing the focus on engagement with strategic partners

Given the significant proportion of energy that the top 15 companies in the Network are responsible for, directing greater time, budget and effort at this small group will almost certainly see a positive return in terms of savings achieved. Developing a bespoke and relevant engagement strategy should also help to strengthen SEAI’s relationship with this high-impact group and increase collaboration and influence.   

Building the programme more heavily around ISO50001

Mature energy management companies who have been certified to ISO 50001 for a number of years are engaged and proactive members. We will encourage more companies within the Network to achieve ISO50001. In general these companies also report improved energy savings and often are the ones leading the pack in terms of innovation.

Using the Special Working Group model as the engine for the programme

Special Working Groups members share experiences, problems and challenges on energy efficient design, specific technologies, process improvements and utilities. The Special Working Groups are facilitated by SEAI-appointed industry experts. They offer a networking opportunity to better understand and support the delivery of improved energy performance and develop best practice guidance for LIEN members to co-create innovative solutions to shared problems.

MSD, Ballydine, discuss their energy management journey including their recent certification to ISO 50001 at four of their sites.

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