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Energy savings since baseline
33.1 %
33%
2020 target
0% 33.1%
Baseline 2018
Actual consumption
179,885,121 kWh
Avoided consumption
94,142,088 kWh
Gap to target
N/A
Electricity
100,921,088 kWh
7.1% less than 2017
Thermal
55,227,412 kWh
5.4% more than 2017
Transport
23,736,622 kWh
2.7% more than 2017
Energy-related CO2 emissions
35,614,029 kg CO2
Equivalent to the amount absorbed by 213,685 trees
Energy performance to date
3.6% better than 2017 33.1% better than baseline
Overall status (2018): more efficient than baseline & on track for 2020 target
Dublin City Council improved its energy performance in 2018 by:
Improving its energy management practices
Improving the energy performance of its significant energy users
Improving the energy performance of its HVAC system(s)
Improving the energy performance of its lighting system(s)
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Annual energy statement
This annual energy statement contains all of the information specified by SEAI for inclusion in an annual statement on a public body’s energy efficiency, as required under Regulation 5(5) in SI 426 of 2014. The performance results and other data published in this statement are based on data reported by Dublin City Council for 2018 through SEAI’s public sector energy monitoring & reporting (M&R) system.
TPER and TFC
Almost all energy values shown above are expressed as primary energy, or total primary energy requirement (TPER). This is a measure of all the energy consumed by the organisation and accounts for the energy that is consumed and/or lost in transformation, transmission and distribution processes. The savings values shown for specific named energy projects are also expressed as total final consumption (TFC), which does not account for the energy consumed and/or lost in transformation, transmission and distribution processes.
Energy savings since baseline (Deterioration in energy efficiency since baseline)
The percentage saving (or deterioration) shown is the percentage improvement (deterioration) in the energy performance of Dublin City Council since its baseline period. The energy performance is tracked between the baseline and 2020 using an Energy Performance Indicator (EnPI).
Actual consumption
Actual consumption is the total energy consumed by Dublin City Council in 2018, expressed as primary energy consumption. It includes electricity, thermal (heat) energy and transport consumption.
Avoided consumption
Avoided consumption is the amount of additional energy that would have been consumed by Dublin City Council in 2018 had it not made the reported efficiency gain since its baseline.
Gap to target
The gap to target is an estimate, based on 2018 data, of the additional energy savings required by 2020 to reach the efficiency target. The calculation of this value incorporates several simplifying assumptions, including that the organisation’s activity level will remain constant between 2018 and 2020.
Energy-related CO2 emissions
The CO2 emission values shown are attributable to the energy consumption reported by Dublin City Council.
Energy performance indicator
The Energy Performance Indicator (EnPI) is a way of measuring an organisation’s energy performance. Each year, an EnPI is calculated by dividing the organisation’s energy consumption by a measure of its activity (activity metric). A decreasing EnPI indicates an improvement in energy efficiency because less energy is being used per unit of activity. An increasing EnPI indicates deterioration in efficiency. The EnPI graph shows the actual and target energy performance for Dublin City Council since its baseline and out to 2020.
Project energy savings
The energy savings shown for specific projects are absolute savings per year, as reported by Dublin City Council, i.e. they are the reductions in consumption attributable to each project. They do not account for any changes in activity level within the organisation.
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2018 energy consumption
179,885,121 kWh
Energy Consumption to date
Any apparent drop in consumption between 2013 & 2014 is due, in large part, to the transfer of water services assets to Irish Water
Energy Consumption - 2018 (TPER)
2.3 %
less than 2017
4,210,636 kWh
less than 2017
36.9 %
less than baseline
105,197,769 kWh
less than baseline
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Primary energy
All energy values shown above are expressed as primary energy, or total primary energy requirement (TPER). This is a measure of all the energy consumed by the organisation and accounts for the energy that is consumed and/or lost in transformation, transmission and distribution processes.
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2018 renewable energy consumption
Renewable: 1,916,857 kWh
Renewable share is 1.1 %
Any apparent drop in consumption between 2013 & 2014 is due, in large part, to the transfer of water services assets to Irish Water
Renewable energy contribution to date
Click ‘All Energy’, ‘Thermal’ or ‘Transport’ to see the
renewable energy contribution for each.
All energy – renewable contribution
Grid electricity
100,078,853 kWh
7.1% less than 2017
Fossil
77,889,411 kWh
4.7% more than 2017
Renewable
1,916,857 kWh
2.6% less than 2017
Share of energy consumption
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Primary energy
All energy values shown above are expressed as primary energy, or total primary energy requirement (TPER). This is a measure of all the energy consumed by the organisation and accounts for the energy that is consumed and/or lost in transformation, transmission and distribution processes.
Electricity
Electricity imported from the grid is not broken down between renewable and fossil sources; instead all of this electricity consumption is classified as ‘grid electricity’. Electricity reported by the organisation as having been generated within one the organisation’s facilities from renewable sources (e.g. solar PV) is included in the ‘renewable’ figures.
Biofuel
The vast majority of road transport fuels placed on the market in Ireland contain a single-digit percentage of biofuel. This percentage is calculated annually and is trending upwards over time, in line with national policy. The ‘renewable’ consumption figures shown above include an amount of biofuel consumption for Dublin City Council that has been calculated using the national biofuel contribution figures for 2018
For explanation of figures and data, see footnotes below.
2018 CO2 emissions
35,614,029 kgCO2
CO2 emissions since baseline
Any apparent drop in consumption between 2013 & 2014 is due, in large part, to the transfer of water services assets to Irish Water
CO2 emissions - 2018
5.7 %
less than 2017
2,145,864 kgCO2
less than 2017
46.8 %
less than baseline
31,275,607 kgCO2
less than baseline
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Energy-related CO2 emissions
The CO2 emission values shown are attributable to the energy consumption reported by Dublin City Council.
Electricity-related CO2 emissions
The CO2 emissions attributable to electricity imported from the grid by Dublin City Council have been calculated using the average emission factor for electricity generation in Ireland for the relevant year. The electricity consumed by Dublin City Council in any given year may have come from a source that was less or more carbon intensive than the national average.
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Annual energy savings from reported projects
Each coloured bar above corresponds to one of the coloured stripes in the table headings below. The dark blue/purple bars show savings already achieved in each year from project(s) implemented in that year. The light blue/purple bars indicate savings still being made in each year from project(s) implemented in a previous year. The green bars show savings for project(s) that have not yet been implemented. Dark green indicates savings expected in each future year from project(s) planned for implementation in that year. Light green indicates savings expected in each future year from project(s) planned for implementation before that year.
Year Projects Implemented in Year (kWh TPER) Projects Implemented in a Previous Year (kWh TPER) Projects Planned for Implementation in a Year (kWh TPER) Projects Planned for Implementation in a Previous Year (kWh TPER)
2006 - - - -
2007 - - - -
2008 - - - -
2009 14,713,599 - - -
2010 377,722 14,713,599 - -
2011 272,497 15,091,321 - -
2012 - 15,363,818 - -
2013 2 15,116,660 - -
2014 - 15,116,660 - -
2015 - 15,116,660 - -
2016 - 15,116,660 - -
2017 - 15,116,660 - -
2018 - 15,116,660 - -
2019 - 15,116,660 - -
2020 - 14,738,938 - -
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TPER and TFC
Most of the energy values shown above are expressed as primary energy, or total primary energy requirement (TPER). This is a measure of all the energy consumed by the organisation and accounts for the energy that is consumed and/or lost in transformation, transmission and distribution processes. The savings values shown for specific named energy projects are also expressed as total final consumption (TFC), which does not account for the energy consumed and/or lost in transformation, transmission and distribution processes.
Energy savings
The energy savings shown are absolute savings per year, as reported by Dublin City Council, i.e. they are the reductions in consumption attributable to each project. They do not account for any changes in activity level within the organisation.
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Your savings compared to all public bodies
Dublin City Council is the 113th best performer out of 294 public bodies. Please note that another 58 public bodies were removed from this comparison because they either submitted insufficient data to calculate a savings result or aspects of their data need to be improved or verified.
Your savings compared to others in Local Authority
Dublin City Council is the 7th best performer out of 32 public bodies. Please note that another 0 public bodies were removed from this comparison because they either submitted insufficient data to calculate a savings result or aspects of their data need to be improved or verified.
Savings of Local Authority public bodies
Public body 2018 Energy consumption (TPER) 2018 Energy savings (since baseline) % SEAI comment
Laois County Council 18,519,151 41.1 Overall status (2018): more efficient than baseline & on track for 2020 target
Louth County Council 27,463,030 40.8 Overall status (2018): more efficient than baseline & on track for 2020 target
Tipperary County Council 46,421,458 36.8 Overall status (2018): more efficient than baseline & on track for 2020 target
Kerry County Council 43,781,422 35.1 Overall status (2018): more efficient than baseline & on track for 2020 target
Longford County Council 11,236,123 34.9 Overall status (2018): more efficient than baseline & on track for 2020 target
Kilkenny County Council 22,949,046 33.2 Overall status (2018): more efficient than baseline & on track for 2020 target
Dublin City Council 179,885,121 33.1 Overall status (2018): more efficient than baseline & on track for 2020 target
Dún Laoghaire-Rathdown County Council 49,888,766 32.4 Overall status (2018): more efficient than baseline & on track for 2020 target
Wexford County Council 31,972,991 32.1 Overall status (2018): more efficient than baseline & on track for 2020 target
Cork City Council 47,259,032 31.6 Overall status (2018): more efficient than baseline & on track for 2020 target
Galway County Council 28,189,020 29.5 Overall status (2018): more efficient than baseline & on track for 2020 target
Irish Water 1,109,416,324 29.5 Overall status (2018): more efficient than baseline & on track for 2020 target
South Dublin County Council 50,597,777 29.4 Overall status (2018): more efficient than baseline & on track for 2020 target
Monaghan County Council 14,333,622 29.1 Overall status (2018): more efficient than baseline & on track for 2020 target
Carlow County Council 12,451,231 28.7 Overall status (2018): more efficient than baseline & on track for 2020 target
Galway City Council 23,933,592 28.6 Overall status (2018): more efficient than baseline & on track for 2020 target
Fingal County Council 62,244,528 27.8 Overall status (2018): more efficient than baseline, but not yet on the path for 2020 target
Roscommon County Council 18,440,509 27.7 Overall status (2018): more efficient than baseline & on track for 2020 target
Mayo County Council 37,267,381 27 Overall status (2018): more efficient than baseline, but not yet on the path for 2020 target
Offaly County Council 17,717,484 26.5 Overall status (2018): more efficient than baseline, but not yet on the path for 2020 target
Leitrim County Council 18,236,524 25.2 Overall status (2018): more efficient than baseline, but not yet on the path for 2020 target
Limerick City & County Council 42,724,531 24 Overall status (2018): more efficient than baseline, but not yet on the path for 2020 target
Kildare County Council 43,912,785 22.5 Overall status (2018): more efficient than baseline, but not yet on the path for 2020 target
Cork County Council 83,131,961 21.9 Overall status (2018): more efficient than baseline, but not yet on the path for 2020 target
Cavan County Council 13,128,660 21.6 Overall status (2018): more efficient than baseline, but not yet on the path for 2020 target
Donegal County Council 52,091,926 21.1 Overall status (2018): more efficient than baseline, but not yet on the path for 2020 target
Westmeath County Council 25,346,907 19.4 Overall status (2018): more efficient than baseline, but not yet on the path for 2020 target
Meath County Council 38,615,414 15 Overall status (2018): more efficient than baseline, but not yet on the path for 2020 target
Waterford City & County Council 42,921,213 14.3 Overall status (2018): more efficient than baseline, but not yet on the path for 2020 target
Sligo County Council 18,000,154 13.8 Overall status (2018): more efficient than baseline, but not yet on the path for 2020 target
Clare County Council 30,698,065 12.4 Overall status (2018): more efficient than baseline, but not yet on the path for 2020 target
Wicklow County Council 34,841,926 11.4 Overall status (2018): more efficient than baseline, but not yet on the path for 2020 target
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