Public bodies and schools must report their energy performance annually using the Monitoring and Reporting system.
Achieving our National Energy Targets
All public bodies, including schools, must improve their energy efficiency by 33% by 2020. It is equivalent to 4,446 GWh across the entire sector (primary energy equivalent). It is up to each individual organisation to determine how the target can be best achieved. We are here to help.
“The public sector will improve its energy efficiency by 33% and will be seen to lead by example — showing all sectors what is possible through strong, committed action.”
There is a real business case for investing in better energy management in the Public Sector:
- Cost reductions free up budget that can be allocated to core activities
- A reduction in CO2 emissions delivers environmental benefits
- Energy security is improved at both organisational and national levels
The Monitoring and Reporting (M&R) system offers several benefits to your organisation:
- Enables your organisation to fulfil your legal obligations with respect to reporting
- Provides a summary of your organisation’s overall energy performance
- Access to your organisation’s electricity and natural gas consumption data for recent years
- Allows comparison with the progress of other public bodies in achieving targets
- Showcases your achievements
It also helps organisations understand their energy consumption, target areas for improvement, identify opportunities, review progress, monitor and benchmark performance and validate savings.
How M&R works
Each public sector organisation is required to report the following data through the M&R system:
- Annual energy consumption for all energy types.
- Annual value that quantifies the level of activity undertaken by the organisation each year. This is referred to as the activity metric.
- Details of energy saving projects implemented and planned.
- Summary of the approach adopted for reviewing the organisation's energy management programme.
Reporting for 2018
Below shows the dates for the remaining stages of the reporting process.
|3 May 2019 (5pm)||Reporting deadline - late reports are not accepted|
|31 May 2019||Public bodies notified of data verification assessments (DVAs)|
|24 June 2019||System opens for public bodies and schools to edit data|
|30 August 2019 (5pm)||Post-DVA deadline - no further edits can be made for the 2018 reporting cycle|
|31 August 2019||Final Scorecard available|
|November 2019||SEAI publish the Annual Report on Public Sector Energy Efficiency Performance|
|December 2019||The 2019 reporting cycle will open - date to be advised|
What SEAI publishes
SEAI reserves the right to publish all of the organisation-level data listed in paragraph 5 of the M&R terms & conditions. SEAI currently publishes data from the M&R system in two ways.
Annual report on energy consumption in the public sector
This report presents aggregated data on public sector energy consumption and performance, as well as case studies highlighting exemplary performance. It also lists the energy savings since baseline (%) for all organisations that have submitted a complete report to SEAI.
Data on individual public bodies
SEAI also publishes detailed organisation-level energy consumption and performance data, and a database of energy-saving projects.View the latest results
We offer a range of supports including free training workshops, step-by-step videos and guides to help you complete your M&R report.View SEAI supports