Very large energy users are currently at 32.6% energy efficiency improvement against a target of 33%. Learn more about their energy consumption and energy saving projects.

By 2020, very large energy users in the public sector had saved 32.6%, or 2,136 GWh, since their baselines. This is 29 GWh short of the 2020 target. The savings made are equivalent to 406,000 tonnes CO2 or €139M.

Energy consumption 2020

 2020
Very Large Energy Users48
Other Public Sector52
Source: SEAI
Sector Total Primary GWh Percentage
Very Large Energy Users 4425 48%
Other Public Sector 4734 52%

Energy breakdown 2020

 2020
Grid electricity42
Fossil fuels40
Renewable energy18
Source: SEAI
Energy breakdown Total Primary GWh Percentage
Grid electricity 1842 42%
Fossil Fuels 1766 40%
Renewable energy 817 18%

Fuel mix 2020

 2020
Electricity42
Transport34
Natural gas7
LPG and biogas2
Heating oils1
Other renewable fuels14
Source: SEAI
Fuel type Total Primary GWh Percentage
Electricity 1877 42%
Transport 1521 34%
Natural gas 306 7%
LPG and biogas 71 2%
Heating oils 42 1%
Other renewable fuels 610 14%

Energy end use 2020

 2020
Office buildings4
Other buildings7
Water services, waste & other processes25
Other electricity (unknown use)8
Other thermal (unknown use)17
Transport38
Source: SEAI
End use Total Primary GWh Percentage
Office buildings 190 4%
Other buildings 332 7%
Water services, waste & other processes 1088 25%
Other electricity (unknown use) 348 8%
Other thermal (unknown use) 744 17%
Transport 1694 38%

Energy saving projects 2020

 2020
Lighting33
Buildings (excl Lighting)19
ICT systems1
Energy management16
Procurement and energy supply7
Transport10
Water services1
Combination / Other13
Source: SEAI
Energy Saving Projects No. of projects Percentage
Lighting 159 33%
Buildings (excl Lighting) 94 19%
ICT Systems 7 1%
Energy management 76 16%
Procurement and energy supply 32 7%
Transport 47 10%
Water services 7 1%
Combination / other 65 13%

Savings and gap to 2020 target

YearSavings
2009263
2010416
2011691
2012738
2013922
20141085
20151230
20161240
20171565
20181767
20191952
20202136
Source: SEAI

By 2020, Very large energy users had saved 32.6%, or 2,136 GWh, since their baselines. This is 29 GWh short of the 2020 target. The savings made are equivalent to 406,000 tonnes CO2 or €139M.

 

Savings 2020 Cumulative since baseline
GWh 2,136 14,006
% 33%  
tCO2 406,000 2,983,000
€139 million €895 million

GHG emissions 2020

 2020
Thermal10
Transport49
Electricity41
Source: SEAI
Emission typetCO2Percentage
Thermal 72,371 10
Transport 353,166 49
Electricity 296,023 41

At least 1 of the 22 PBs in this sector have data quality issues that were identified by SEAI.