3rd Level large energy users are currently at 31% energy efficiency improvement against a target of 33%. Learn more about their energy consumption and energy saving projects.

By 2017, 3rd Level large energy users had saved 31%, or 290 GWh, since their baseline. This is equivalent to 59,000 tonnes CO2 or €17million. Based on the latest data, the 33% target for 2020 is equivalent to 311 GWh.

Energy consumption 2017

 2017
3rd Level Large Energy Users6
Other Public Sector94
Source: SEAI
Sector Total Primary GWh Percentage

3rd Level Large Energy Users

652 6%
Other Public Sector 9596 94%

Energy breakdown 2017

 2017
Grid electricity60
Fossil fuels40
Renewable energy0
Source: SEAI
Energy breakdown Total Primary GWh Percentage
Grid electricity 391 60%
Fossil Fuels 259 40%
Renewable energy 1 0%

Fuel mix 2017

 2017
Electricity60
Transport0
Natural gas35
LPG and biogas4
Heating oils1
Other renewable fuels0
Source: SEAI
Fuel type Total Primary GWh Percentage
Electricity 391 60%
Transport 3 0%
Natural gas 229 35%
LPG and biogas 23 4%
Heating oils 4 1%
Other renewable fuels 1 0%

Energy end use

 2017
Education buildings82
Other buildings10
Other2
Unknown6
Source: SEAI
End use Total Primary GWh Percentage
Education buildings 536 82%
Other buildings 64 10%
Other 12 2%
Unknown 40 6%

Savings and gap to 2020 target

YearSavings
200996
201087
2011146
2012155
2013191
2014216
2015252
2016253
2017290
2018 
2019 
2020311
Source: SEAI
Savings 2017 Cumulative since baseline
GWh 290 1731
% 31%  
tCO2 59,000 370,000
€17million €107million

Energy saving projects

 2017
Lighting28
Buildings (excl lighting)24
Energy management16
Procurement and energy supply1
Water services4
Combination / Other27
Source: SEAI
Energy Saving Projects No. of projects Percentage
Lighting 76 28%
Buildings (excl Lighting) 65 24%
Energy management 45 16%
Procurement and energy supply 4 1%
Water services 10 4%
Combination / other 75 27%