By 2018 very large energy users in the public sector had saved 27% or 1,797 GWh, since their baselines. This is equivalent to 372,000 tonnes of CO2 or €118 million. Learn more about their energy consumption below.

Energy consumption 2018

 2018
Very Large Energy Users48
Other Public Sector52
Source: SEAI
Sector Total Primary GWh Percentage
Very Large Energy Users 4929 48%
Other Public Sector 5249 52%

Energy breakdown

 2018
Grid electricity43
Fossil fuels40
Renewable energy17
Source: SEAI
Energy breakdown Total Primary GWh Percentage
Grid electricity 2110 43%
Fossil Fuels 1960 40%
Renewable energy 859 17%

Fuel mix 2018

 2018
Electricity44
Transport35
Natural gas6
LPG and biogas1
Heating oils1
Other renewable fuels13
Source: SEAI
Fuel type Total Primary GWh Percentage
Electricity 2146 44%
Transport 1717 35%
Natural gas 305 6%
LPG and biogas 57 1%
Heating oils 46 1%
Other renewable fuels 657 13%

Energy end use

 2018
Office buildings5
Other buildings8
Water services18
Waste and other processing8
Transport39
Other2
Unknown21
Source: SEAI
End use Total Primary GWh Percentage
Office buildings 267 5%
Other buildings 371 8%
Water services 886 18%
Waste and other processing 380 8%
Transport 1906 39%
Other 106 2%
Unknown 1013 21%

Energy saving projects

 2018
Lighting30
Buildings20
ICT systems1
Energy management18
Procurement and energy supply6
Transport9
Water services2
Combination / Other14
Source: SEAI
Energy Saving Projects No. of projects Percentage
Lighting 108 30%
Buildings 73 20%
ICT Systems 5 1%
Energy management 63 18%
Procurement and energy supply 21 6%
Transport 34 9%
Water services 6 2%
Combination / other 49 14%

Savings and gap to 2020 target

YearSavings
2009268
2010436
2011738
2012793
2013980
20141145
20151298
20161308
20171624
20181797
2019 
20202219
Source: SEAI

By 2018, very large energy users had saved 27%, or 1,797 GWh, since their baselines. This is equivalent to 372,000 tonnes CO2 or €118million. Based on the latest data, the 33% target for 2020 is equivalent to 2219 GWh.

Savings 2018 Cumulative since baseline
GWh 1,797 10,388
% 27%  
tCO2 372,000 2,301,000
€118 million €647 million