This section explains how the data that you report is used to track your organisation's progress towards the 33% target.

Annual Energy Statement

Every public body is legally obliged to 'publish an annual statement describing the actions it is taking, or has taken, to improve its energy efficiency and an assessment of the energy savings arising from those actions' (Regulation 5(5), SI 426 of 2014). The format of the statement is specified by SEAI.

The following are the minimum requirements for a public body Annual Energy Statement:

  1. Name of public body.
  2. Calendar year for which the statement applies.
  3. Total energy consumption for the year.
  4. Breakdown of total energy consumption for the year between electricity, thermal energy and transport energy consumption.
  5. Energy savings achieved by the year, since baseline, expressed as a percentage change in your organisaiton's energy performance indicator (EnPI) since baseline. This is the headline energy saving figure published by SEAI each year for each public body. It is available from the M&R system ('Review Your Performance' -> 'Your Scorecard'). If your public body's performance has deteriorated since its baseline, your statement should make the extent of this clear.
  6. The 2020 energy efficiency target that applies for your organisation (%). This is 33% for the vast majority of public bodies.
  7. The main reasons for your organisation's energy performance in the year.
  8. List of energy-saving projects implemented in the year and the amount of annual energy savings attributable to each.
  9. List of energy-saving projects planned for implementation in the following year (i.e. the year after the year for which the statement applies) and the amount of annual energy savings attributable to each.

The energy consumption and energy saving figures specified in items 3, 4, 8 and 9 must be reported in kWh, MWh or GWh of primary energy. All of the data specified above is available from the M&R system.

The above are minimum requirements. Public bodies are free to include other data or commentary that is relevant to their energy performance for the year.

SEAI automatically generates and publishes all of the data required for an Annual Energy Statement for every public body that submits a complete M&R report. The data is published annually in a user-friendly format and is based on data reported by each public body through the M&R system.

The online Annual Energy Statement published by SEAI for each public body also calculates the energy-related CO2 emissions and converts these to an equivalent 'number of trees'.  The conversion assumption is that six mature trees will sequester one tonne of CO2 over their lifetime.

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Public Sector Results 2018

Public bodies have saved over €1 billion on energy spend and 3.6 million tonnes of avoided CO2 emissions since 2009. The public sector is on target to be 33% more efficient by 2020.

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