The HSE and Acute Hospitals are currently at 26% energy efficiency improvement against a target of 33%. Learn more about their energy consumption and energy saving projects.

By 2019, the HSE and Acute Hospitals had saved 26%, or 514 GWh, since their baselines. This is equivalent to 99,000 tonnes of avoided CO2 emissions or €36 million. Based on the latest data, the 33% target for 2020 is equivalent to 654 GWh.

Energy consumption 2019

 2019
HSE and Acute Hospitals15
Other Public Sector85
Source: SEAI
Sector Total Primary GWh Percentage
HSE and Acute Hospitals 1,466 15%
Other Public Sector 8,432 85%

Energy breakdown

 2019
Grid electricity46
Fossil fuels54
Renewable energy0
Source: SEAI
Energy breakdown Total Primary GWh Percentage
Grid electricity 668 46%
Fossil Fuels 792 54%
Renewable energy 6 0%

Fuel mix 2019

 2019
Electricity46
Transport4
Natural gas36
LPG and biogas1
Heating oils15
Other renewable fuels0
Source: SEAI
Fuel type Total Primary GWh Percentage
Electricity 668 46%
Transport 52 4%
Natural gas 521 36%
LPG and biogas 9 1%
Heating oils 216 15%
Other renewable fuels 0 0%

Energy end use

 2019
Healthcare buildings77
Office buildings2
Other buildings2
Other non-building0
Transport4
Unknown15
Source: SEAI
End use Total Primary GWh Percentage
Healthcare buildings 1,129 77%
Office buildings 33 2%
Other buildings 24 2%
Other non-building 2 0%
Transport 52 4%
Unknown 227 15%

Savings and gap to 2020 target

YearSavings
201037
2011134
2012170
2013264
2014282
2015405
2016365
2017414
2018491
2019514
2020654
Source: SEAI
Savings 2019 Cumulative since baseline
GWh 514 3,076
% 26%  
tCO2 99,000 644,000
€36 million €195 million

Energy saving projects

 2019
Lighting17
Buildings (excl lighting)40
Energy management7
Procurement and energy supply2
Combination / Other34
Source: SEAI
Energy Saving Projects No. of projects Percentage
Lighting 79 17%
Buildings (excl Lighting) 189 40%
Energy management 31 7%
Procurement and energy supply 9 2%
Combination / other 159 34%

At least 2 of the 17 PBs in this sector have data quality issues that were identified by SEAI.