Energia and Carlow Brewing Company sign green energy deal
Carlow Brewing Company – one of Ireland’s largest craft breweries – has signed a new green energy deal with domestic gas and electricity supplier Energia.
The firm’s production facilities in Bagnelstown, County Carlow, will now be supplied with more than 400,000KwH of renewable electricity.
Energia’s large Operational wind farm portfolio will generate the renewable energy, coming directly from Energia wind farms and from those contracted to the firm under power purchase agreements.
More than 600MWs of green power is currently generated by the portfolio and that is set to increase by an additional 300MWs when current wind farm development projects are completed. “Our beers use the finest natural ingredients sourced from the Irish countryside,” explained Andrew Lowry, Operations Manager, Carlow Brewing Company.
“That is why it makes perfect sense for us to sign this ‘green’ energy deal that will see all of our brewing powered by 100% renewable energy.” Alan Mulcahy, Business Markets Manager at Energia, explained that the 65,000 businesses in Ireland, who receive their supply from Energia, can experience a wide range of benefits.
“Our renewable energy portfolio is among the largest in Ireland, so we are the ‘green’ energy supplier of choice for business,” he said. “Energia also offers excellent customer service and with Energia On-line customers can simply log on to a secure system and get unlimited access to analyse and interrogate their energy consumption, discover usage patterns and produce reports.”
Mr Mulcahy added that this was helping to improve energy efficiency for businesses in Ireland, while the firm now has an estimated 28% share of the market for electricity and gas supply. Energia also operates a 750MW gas-fired power station in addition to its other renewable assets, as well as an involvement in the domestic gas and electricity markets.
Carlow Brewing Company has a range of multi-award winning Irish craft beers and is credited with being one of the breweries behind the craft beer renaissance in Ireland.