Local Authorities are currently at 28% energy efficiency improvement against a target of 33%. Learn more about their energy consumption and energy saving projects.

By 2019, Local Authorities had saved 28%, or 563 GWh, since their baselines. This is equivalent to 123,000 tonnes of avoided CO2 emissions or €40 million. Based on the latest data, the 33% target for 2020 is equivalent to 587 GWh.

Energy consumption 2019

 2019
Local Authorities11
Other Public Sector89
Source: SEAI
Sector Total Primary GWh Percentage
Local Authorities 1,131 11%
Other Public Sector 8,767 89%

Energy breakdown

 2019
Grid electricity61
Fossil fuels36
Renewable energy3
Source: SEAI
Energy breakdown Total Primary GWh Percentage
Grid electricity 688 61%
Fossil Fuels 407 36%
Renewable energy 36 3%

Fuel mix 2019

 2019
Electricity61
Transport19
Natural gas14
LPG and biogas1
Heating oils3
Other renewable fuels1
Source: SEAI
Fuel type Total Primary GWh Percentage
Electricity 693 61%
Transport 218 19%
Natural gas 161 14%
LPG and biogas 15 1%
Heating oils 32 3%
Other renewable fuels 13 1%

Energy end use

 2019
Office buildings9
Leisure centres9
Other buildings14
Public lighting32
Transport19
Other3
Unknown13
Source: SEAI
End use Total Primary GWh Percentage
Office buildings 102 9%
Leisure centres 99 9%
Other buildings 156 14%
Public lighting 366 32%
Transport 218 19%
Other 38 3%
Unknown 152 13%

Energy saving projects

 2019
Lighting33
Buildings18
ICT systems4
Energy management6
Procurement and energy supply6
Transport5
Water services11
Combination / Other17
Source: SEAI
Energy Saving Projects No. of projects Percentage
Lighting 286 33%
Buildings 156 18%
ICT Systems 35 4%
Energy management 51 6%
Procurement and energy supply 52 6%
Transport 39 5%
Water services 96 11%
Combination / other 146 17%

Savings and gap to 2020 target

YearSavings
200987
2010102
2011200
2012243
2013271
2014314
2015347
2016384
2017437
2018498
2019563
2020587
Source: SEAI

By 2019, Local Authorities had saved 28%, or 563 GWh, since their baselines. This is equivalent to 123,000 tonnes of avoided CO2 emissions or €40 million. Based on the latest data, the 33% target for 2020 is equivalent to 587 GWh.

Savings 2019 Cumulative since baseline
GWh 563 3,453
% 28%  
tCO2 123,000 874,000
€40 million €220 million