Local Authorities are currently at 25% energy efficiency improvement against a target of 33%. Learn more about their energy consumption and energy saving projects.

By 2018, Local Authorities had saved 25%, or 503 GWh, since their baselines. This is equivalent to 118,000 tonnes of avoided CO2 emissions or €33 million. Based on the latest data, the 33% target for 2020 is equivalent to 580 GWh.

Energy consumption 2018

 2018
Local Authorities12
Other Public Sector88
Source: SEAI
Sector Total Primary GWh Percentage
Local Authorities 1,188 12%
Other Public Sector 8,990 88%

Energy breakdown

 2018
Grid electricity62
Fossil fuels35
Renewable energy3
Source: SEAI
Energy breakdown Total Primary GWh Percentage
Grid electricity 733 62%
Fossil Fuels 419 35%
Renewable energy 36 3%

Fuel mix 2018

 2018
Electricity62
Transport19
Natural gas14
LPG and biogas1
Heating oils3
Other renewable fuels1
Source: SEAI
Fuel type Total Primary GWh Percentage
Electricity 739 62%
Transport 223 19%
Natural gas 165 14%
LPG and biogas 15 1%
Heating oils 31 3%
Other renewable fuels 15 1%

Energy end use

 2018
Office buildings10
Leisure centres9
Other buildings12
Public lighting33
Transport19
Other3
Unknown14
Source: SEAI
End use Total Primary GWh Percentage
Office buildings 115 10%
Leisure centres 108 9%
Other buildings 145 12%
Public lighting 395 33%
Transport 224 19%
Other 34 3%
Unknown 167 14%

Energy saving projects

 2018
Lighting33
Buildings18
ICT systems4
Energy management6
Procurement and energy supply6
Transport4
Water services12
Combination / Other18
Source: SEAI
Energy Saving Projects No. of projects Percentage
Lighting 269 33%
Buildings 144 18%
ICT Systems 35 4%
Energy management 49 6%
Procurement and energy supply 48 6%
Transport 35 4%
Water services 95 12%
Combination / other 146 18%

Savings and gap to 2020 target

YearSavings
200987
2010104
2011205
2012251
2013277
2014321
2015358
2016401
2017447
2018503
2019 
2020580
Source: SEAI

By 2018, Local Authorities had saved 25%, or 503 GWh, since their baselines. This is equivalent to 118,000 tonnes of avoided CO2 emissions or €33 million. Based on the latest data, the 33% target for 2020 is equivalent to 580 GWh.

Savings 2018 Cumulative since baseline
GWh 503 2,961
% 25%  
tCO2 118,000 773,000
€33 million €184 million