Public bodies and schools must report their energy performance annually using the Monitoring and Reporting system.
Achieving our National Energy Targets
All public bodies, including schools, must improve their energy efficiency by 33% by 2020. It is equivalent to 4,446 GWh across the entire sector (primary energy equivalent). It is up to each individual organisation to determine how the target can be best achieved. We are here to help.
“The public sector will improve its energy efficiency by 33% and will be seen to lead by example — showing all sectors what is possible through strong, committed action.”
There is a real business case for investing in better energy management in the Public Sector:
- Cost reductions free up budget that can be allocated to core activities
- A reduction in CO2 emissions delivers environmental benefits
- Energy security is improved at both organisational and national levels
Types of organisations who must report
The public sector is considered to encompass the following for M&R:
- Civil Service
- Commercial and non-commercial State Bodies
- State-owned financial institutions
- The Defence Forces
- An Garda Síochána
- Health Service Executive and Voluntary Hospitals
- Local and Regional Authorities
- Schools, Education & Training Boards (ETBs) and centres for education
- Universities and colleges
- Other organisations, including charities in receipt of 75% or more of their funding from the public sector
The Monitoring and Reporting (M&R) system offers several benefits to your organisation:
- Enables your organisation to fulfil your legal obligations with respect to reporting
- Provides a summary of your organisation’s overall energy performance
- Access to your organisation’s electricity and natural gas consumption data for recent years
- Allows comparison with the progress of other public bodies in achieving targets
- Showcases your achievements
It also helps organisations understand their energy consumption, target areas for improvement, identify opportunities, review progress, monitor and benchmark performance and validate savings.
How M&R works
Each public sector organisation is required to report the following data through the M&R system:
- Annual energy consumption for all energy types.
- Annual value that quantifies the level of activity undertaken by the organisation each year. This is referred to as the activity metric.
- Details of energy saving projects implemented and planned.
- Summary of the approach adopted for reviewing the organisation's energy management programme.
Reporting for 2019
The reporting cycle will open in mid-late December 2019. The M&R Helpdesk will email the primary M&R users of each public body to notify them when the system is available for data entry. Key cycle dates are as follows:
|Key cycle stage||Date|
|M&R system open for data entry||18 December 2019|
|Meter data deadline||Friday, 24 January 2020 at 5pm|
|Provisional scorecard available||6 April 2020|
|Final data deadline||Friday, 1 May 2020 at 5pm|
|Notification of DVAs||By Friday, 29 May 2020|
|Post-DVA deadline||Friday, 28 August 2020 at 5pm|
|Final scorecard available||29 August 2020|
Annual Report 2020 on Public Sector Energy Efficiency Performance
What SEAI publishes
SEAI reserves the right to publish all of the organisation-level data listed in paragraph 5 of the M&R terms & conditions. SEAI currently publishes data from the M&R system in two ways.
Annual report on energy consumption in the public sector
This report presents aggregated data on public sector energy consumption and performance, as well as case studies highlighting exemplary performance. It also lists the energy savings since baseline (%) for all organisations that have submitted a complete report to SEAI.
Data on individual public bodies
SEAI also publishes detailed organisation-level energy consumption and performance data, and a database of energy-saving projects.View the latest results
We offer a range of supports including free training workshops, step-by-step videos and guides to help you complete your M&R report.View SEAI supports