The HSE and Acute Hospitals are currently at 23% energy efficiency improvement against a target of 33%. Learn more about their energy consumption and energy saving projects.

By 2018, the HSE and Acute Hospitals had saved 23%, or 456 GWh, since their baselines. This is equivalent to 92,000 tonnes of avoided CO2 emissions or €30 million. Based on the latest data, the 33% target for 2020 is equivalent to 619 GWh.

Energy consumption 2018

 2018
HSE and Acute Hospitals14
Other Public Sector86
Source: SEAI
Sector Total Primary GWh Percentage
HSE and Acute Hospitals 1,468 14%
Other Public Sector 8,711 86%

Energy breakdown

 2018
Grid electricity47
Fossil fuels53
Renewable energy0
Source: SEAI
Energy breakdown Total Primary GWh Percentage
Grid electricity 686 47%
Fossil Fuels 776 53%
Renewable energy 5 0%

Fuel mix 2018

 2018
Electricity47
Transport3
Natural gas33
LPG and biogas1
Heating oils15
Other renewable fuels0
Source: SEAI
Fuel type Total Primary GWh Percentage
Electricity 686 47%
Transport 51 3%
Natural gas 490 33%
LPG and biogas 20 1%
Heating oils 220 15%
Other renewable fuels 1 0%

Energy end use

 2018
Healthcare buildings74
Office buildings2
Other buildings2
Transport3
Unknown19
Source: SEAI
End use Total Primary GWh Percentage
Healthcare buildings 1,083 74%
Office buildings 34 2%
Other buildings 24 2%
Transport 51 3%
Unknown 276 19%

Savings and gap to 2020 target

YearSavings
201034
2011117
2012123
2013243
2014260
2015381
2016339
2017390
2018456
2019 
2020619
Source: SEAI
Savings 2018 Cumulative since baseline
GWh 456 2,342
% 23%  
tCO2 92,000 500,000
€30 million €145 million

Energy saving projects

 2018
Lighting15
Buildings (excl lighting)38
Energy management6
Procurement and energy supply2
Combination / Other38
Source: SEAI
Energy Saving Projects No. of projects Percentage
Lighting 64 15%
Buildings (excl Lighting) 159 38%
Energy management 27 6%
Procurement and energy supply 9 2%
Combination / other 157 38%

One of the 17 public bodies in this group accounts for approximately three quarters of both the consumption and the savings in the sector. While there are no known significant data quality issues with respect to this public body, any data quality issues that might exist, or any large swings in performance could affect the entire sector.