Shannon Airport to become low carbon green campus

Shannon Airport to become low carbon green campus

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John Walsh, Smart Energy Services ESB, Andrew Murphy, Managing Director Shannon Airport and Eoghan McMahon, Customer Solutions Manager ESB – Photo: Arthur Ellis.

Shannon Airport is set to slash its energy consumption by one-third by 2020 and deliver significant savings in partnership with ESB’s Smart Energy Services.

The partnership will also see the replacement of an entire suite of older indoor and outdoor lighting with ultra-modern LEDs and explore how to make greater use of renewable energy such as solar PV panels.

Smart Energy Services, a business line in ESB, provides consultancy, capital funding, energy management services and implementation of energy projects for businesses who are large users of energy,  such as Shannon.

Andrew Murphy, Shannon Airport Managing Director says: “Environmental sustainability has been a core objective of Shannon Airport since it was made independent over five years ago.  We are the gateway airport for one of the world’s most pristine regions, including the Wild Atlantic Way.  It is an absolute imperative for us that we make whatever strides are possible to support the environment and our energy consumption is a key vehicle for this.

“This partnership with ESB is one of the most important initiatives we have taken on in that regard and we are committed to delivering on the targets we have set for it and pushing for other energy saving and environmentally friendly measures beyond that.”

Marguerite Sayers, ESB Executive Director, Customer Solutions, adds: “ESB is delighted to partner with Shannon Airport as they transition to a low carbon campus, delivering significant reduction in energy consumption throughout the campus.

“Over the last two years, ESB’s Smart Energy Services has partnered with many customers with high energy demand and is on course to deliver €150 million in savings on energy costs for over 300 large businesses in Ireland and the UK by 2020.”

“The partnership with Shannon Airport fits entirely with ESB’s wider purpose of creating a brighter future for its customers and the communities we serve, delivering on our reputation as a responsible, committed and trusted leader.”

 

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Chief Reporter Pat Flynn has worked as a journalist for almost 30 years. His career began during the late 1980s when, like many aspiring radio presenters of the time, he worked for local pirate radio stations in Clare and Limerick. Pat joined Clare FM in 1990 where he worked as researcher initially and later presented several different programmes including the station's flagship current affairs programme. He was also the station's News Editor and Deputy Controller of Programmes. Despite leaving in 2003 to pursue a career as a freelance journalist, he continues to work with the station to this day. As well as being the Clare Herald’s Chief Reporter Pat is also freelance journalist and broadcaster, contributing to Ireland’s national newspapers and is a regular contributor to national broadcasters.

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