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Energia to create 100 jobs as company eyes expansion

Energia announce 100 new jobs in Dublin and Cork as part of its preparations to enter the domestic gas and electricity market

Independent energy supplier, Energia is planning to create 100 new jobs within the next 12 months as part of it proposed move into the domestic gas and electricity market in the Republic of Ireland.

Energia is part of the Viridian Group and is focused on developing competition in the domestic energy market, while providing more than 65,000 business customers with their gas and electricity supply.

Plans are in place for the company to enter the domestic gas and electricity market in the early part of 2014, with many discounts available to customers.

As part of the company’s preparations, Energia has already recruited 20 new staff while further jobs will be available in the management, sales, marketing and operational areas of the business.

The company – based in Dublin and Cork – is also assisting its business customers with the help of a special residential affinity scheme.

Staff at any business supplied by Energia can register their homes for the new offer, while the company has promised to update its business customers with further details.

Gary Ryan, retail director at Energia, said he was glad that the company was able to create jobs and to help drive development in the market.

“Energia has consistently led the development of a competitive energy market, investing nationally in energy infrastructure and bringing our lower energy prices to Irish businesses,” he said.

“Our current customers have been strong advocates of our business and we are delighted to provide them with this residential opportunity.”

Energia has already invested €1.2 billion to its Irish energy infrastructure in little over a decade and operates two major power stations in Dublin.

Its estimated that up up to 20% of Ireland’s electricity needs can be supplied via the company, while Energia is currently the sole bidder in the race to acquire Bord Gáis Energy.