Energia to supply Knock Airport with green energy

Carbon footprint of Knock Airport will be reduced thanks to Energia

Eleanor Rosney
by Eleanor Rosney on 10th August, 2015

Ireland West Airport Knock has renewed its “green energy” supply deal with energy provider Energia.

The airport will use energy generated from Energia wind farms and reduce its carbon footprint by 900 tonnes.

Energia will supply the airport with 1.9 gigawatt hours (GWhs) of electricity, which could power over 400 Irish homes for a year.

Energia Renewables provides 25% of Ireland’s wind power to homes and businesses across the country, and Energia has invested over €300 million in wind farms since 2008.

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John King of Energia said: “We’re delighted to retain Ireland West Airport Knock as a customer. Like thousands of other Irish businesses, they are interested in sustainably generated energy.”

Energia is perfectly positioned to generate and supply this green power at very competitive prices - a win for business and the Irish environment

Commenting on the deal, Donal Healy, Sales and Marketing Manager, Ireland West Airport Knock said: “We have consistently placed a high value on the sustainability of our operations. That is why we have had sourced 100% “green” energy from Energia for over five years now.

“This contract renewal is a restatement of this commitment while at the same time continuing to drive efficiencies at our airport. We are delighted to be able to partner with a local Irish producer of renewable energy.”

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