Collectively, medium sized organisations have achieved the highest percentage improvement in energy efficiency in the public sector. By 2018, they had saved 46%, or 218 GWh, since their baselines. This is equivalent to 43,000 tonnes CO2 or €14 million.

Energy consumption 2018

 2018
Section 38 and 39 Health Organisations2
Other Public Sector98
Source: SEAI
Sector Total Primary GWh Percentage
Medium Sized Organisations 253 2%
Other Public Sector 9,925 98%

Energy breakdown

 2018
Grid electricity56
Fossil fuels43
Renewable energy2
Source: SEAI
Energy breakdown Total Primary GWh Percentage
Grid electricity 140 56%
Fossil Fuels 108 43%
Renewable energy 4 2%

Fuel mix 2018

 2018
Electricity56
Transport19
Natural gas17
LPG and biogas2
Heating oils5
Other renewable fuels1
Source: SEAI
Fuel type Total Primary GWh Percentage
Electricity 140 56%
Transport 49 19%
Natural gas 43 17%
LPG and biogas 5 2%
Heating oils 13 5%
Other renewable fuels 3 1%

Energy end use

 2018
Office buildings30
Other buildings26
Public lighting2
Waste, water, and other processing7
Transport19
Other4
Unknown12
Source: SEAI
End use Total Primary GWh Percentage
Office buildings 75 30%
Other buildings 65 26%
Public lighting 4 2%
Waste, water, and other processing 17 7%
Transport 49 19%
Other 11 4%
Unknown 31 12%

Energy saving projects

 2018
Lighting34
Buildings29
ICT Systems11
Energy management10
Procurement and energy supply8
Transport3
Combination / Other6
Source: SEAI
Energy Saving Projects No. of projects Percentage
Lighting 73 34%
Buildings 61 29%
ICT Systems 23 11%
Energy management 21 10%
Procurement and energy supply 16 8%
Transport 6 3%
Combination / other 12 6%

Savings and gap to 2020 target

YearSavings
20094
201010
201135
201252
201395
2014105
2015120
2016129
2017180
2018218
2019-
2020155
Source: SEAI

By 2018, medium-sized organisations had saved 46%, or 218 GWh, since their baselines. This is equivalent to 43,000 tonnes CO2 or €14million. Based on the latest data, the 33% target for 2020 is equivalent to 155 GWh.

Savings 2018 Cumulative since baseline
GWh 218 949
% 46%  
tCO2 43,000 200,000
€14 million €59 million