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 3,879 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.”
The latest National Energy Efficiency Action Plan (NEEAP)

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

Why M&R

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 each stage of the reporting process.

3 December 2018 System open for public bodies and schools to start reporting
January 2019 Training workshops take place nationwide for public bodies
25 January 2019 Validation deadline for MPRNs & GPRNs – late MPRNs/GPRNs cannot be processed
5 Feb - 7 Mar 2019 Training workshops take place nationwide for schools
5 April 2019 Reporting deadline for schools – late reports are not accepted
3 May 2019 Reporting deadline for public bodies - late reports are not accepted
31 August 2019 Final Scorecard available
November 2019 SEAI publish the Annual Report on Public Sector Energy Efficiency Performance
January 2020 The reporting cycle for 2019 energy use will start with system opening - 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.

The latest report is available to download here.

Data on individual public bodies

SEAI also publishes organisation-level energy performance data for all public bodies.

Supports available

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