Local Authorities are currently at 23% energy efficiency improvement against a target of 33%. Learn more about their energy consumption and energy saving projects.

By 2017, Local Authorities had saved 23%, or 470 GWh, since their baselines. This is equivalent to 117,000 tonnes CO2 or €28million. Based on the latest data, the 33% target for 2020 is equivalent to 579 GWh.

Energy consumption 2017

 2017
Local Authorities12
Other Public Sector88
Source: SEAI
Sector Total Primary GWh Percentage
Local Authorities 1211 12%
Other Public Sector 9037 88%

Energy breakdown

 2017
Grid electricity63
Fossil fuels34
Renewable energy3
Source: SEAI
Energy breakdown Total Primary GWh Percentage
Grid electricity 765 63%
Fossil Fuels 408 34%
Renewable energy 39 3%

Fuel mix 2017

 2017
Electricity64
Transport18
Natural gas13
LPG and biogas1
Heating oils3
Other renewable fuels1
Source: SEAI
Fuel type Total Primary GWh Percentage
Electricity 774 64%
Transport 212 18%
Natural gas 162 13%
LPG and biogas 15 1%
Heating oils 32 3%
Other renewable fuels 15 1%

Energy end use

 2017
Office buildings10
Leisure centres8
Other buildings13
Public lighting34
Transport18
Other3
Unknown15
Source: SEAI
End use Total Primary GWh Percentage
Office buildings 117 10%
Leisure centres 99 8%
Other buildings 152 13%
Public lighting 415 34%
Transport 214 18%
Other 30 3%
Unknown 183 15%

Energy saving projects

 2017
Lighting32
Buildings18
ICT systems5
Energy management6
Procurement and energy supply6
Transport4
Water services12
Combination / Other17
Source: SEAI
Energy Saving Projects No. of projects Percentage
Lighting 247 32%
Buildings 136 18%
ICT Systems 35 5%
Energy management 46 6%
Procurement and energy supply 45 6%
Transport 34 4%
Water services 95 12%
Combination / other 134 17%

Savings and gap to 2020 target

YearSavings
200983
2010115
2011225
2012257
2013292
2014345
2015390
2016426
2017470
2018 
2019 
2020579
Source: SEAI

By 2017, Local Authorities had saved 23%, or 470 GWh, since their baselines. This is equivalent to 117,000 tonnes CO2 or €28million. Based on the latest data, the 33% target for 2020 is equivalent to 579 GWh.

Savings 2017 Cumulative since baseline
GWh 470 2609
% 23%  
tCO2 117,000 688,000
€28million €161million