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Energy savings since energy efficiency baseline
41.9 %
41.9%
2020
0% 50%
Energy Efficiency Baseline 2030 target
Actual consumption
160,192,448 kWh
Avoided consumption
119,442,454 kWh
Gap to target
18,203,244 kWh
Electricity
87,338,904 kWh
8.3% less than 2019
Thermal
53,545,219 kWh
2.6% less than 2019
Transport
19,308,326 kWh
15.2% less than 2019
Energy-related CO2 emissions
28,341,361 kg CO2
Equivalent to the amount absorbed by 170,049 trees
Energy performance to date
8.5% better than 2019 41.9% better than energy efficiency baseline
Overall status (2020): more efficient than energy efficiency baseline & on track for 2030 target
Dublin City Council improved its energy performance in 2020 by:
Improving its energy management practices
Improving the energy performance of its significant energy users
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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 2020 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 energy efficiency 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 EE baseline period. The energy performance is tracked between the EE baseline and 2030 using an Energy Performance Indicator (EnPI).
Actual consumption
Actual consumption is the total energy consumed by Dublin City Council in 2020, 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 2020 had it not made the reported efficiency gain since its energy efficiency baseline.
Gap to target
The gap to target is an estimate, based on 2020 data, of the additional energy savings required by 2030 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 2020 and 2030.
Energy-related CO2 emissions
The energy-related 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 energy efficiency baseline and out to 2030.
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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2020 energy consumption
160,192,448 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 - 2020 (TPER)
7.4 %
less than 2019
12,803,248 kWh
less than 2019
43.8 %
less than energy efficiency baseline
125,006,811 kWh
less than energy efficiency 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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2020 renewable energy consumption
Renewable: 2,040,466 kWh
Renewable share is 1.3 %
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
86,495,456 kWh
8.4% less than 2019
Fossil
71,656,526 kWh
6.3% less than 2019
Renewable
2,040,466 kWh
3.3% less than 2019
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 2020
For explanation of figures and data, see footnotes below.
2020 CO2 emissions
28,341,361 kgCO2
Energy-related CO2 emissions 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
CO2 emissions - 2020
12.0 %
less than 2019
3,851,923 kgCO2
less than 2019
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Energy-related CO2 emissions
The energy-related CO2 emission values shown are attributable to the energy consumption reported by Dublin City Council.
Electricity-related CO2 emissions
The energy-related 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 14,697,327 - - -
2010 377,758 14,697,327 - -
2011 272,498 15,075,085 - -
2012 - 15,347,583 - -
2013 2 15,102,221 - -
2014 - 15,102,221 - -
2015 - 15,102,221 - -
2016 - 15,102,221 - -
2017 - 15,102,221 - -
2018 - 15,102,221 - -
2019 - 15,102,221 - -
2020 - 14,724,463 - -
2021 - 14,724,463 - -
2022 - 14,724,463 - -
2023 - 14,724,463 - -
2024 - 14,724,463 - -
2025 - 14,724,463 - -
2026 - 14,724,463 - -
2027 - 14,724,463 - -
2028 - 14,724,463 - -
2029 - 12,188,798 - -
2030 - 12,188,798 - -
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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 129th best performer out of 290 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 11th best performer out of 31 public bodies. Please note that another 1 public body 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 2020 Energy consumption (TPER) 2020 Energy savings (since energy efficiency baseline) % SEAI comment
Cork City Council 53,657,175 53.3 Overall status (2020): more efficient than energy efficiency baseline & on track for 2030 target
Dún Laoghaire-Rathdown County Council 36,175,899 51 Overall status (2020): more efficient than energy efficiency baseline & on track for 2030 target
Monaghan County Council 10,541,740 48.6 Overall status (2020): more efficient than energy efficiency baseline & on track for 2030 target
Laois County Council 16,825,235 46.8 Overall status (2020): more efficient than energy efficiency baseline & on track for 2030 target
Louth County Council 24,548,829 46.8 Overall status (2020): more efficient than energy efficiency baseline & on track for 2030 target
South Dublin County Council 39,676,728 45.7 Overall status (2020): more efficient than energy efficiency baseline & on track for 2030 target
Tipperary County Council 39,428,643 45.5 Overall status (2020): more efficient than energy efficiency baseline & on track for 2030 target
Limerick City & County Council 32,053,346 44.2 Overall status (2020): more efficient than energy efficiency baseline & on track for 2030 target
Longford County Council 9,749,628 44.2 Overall status (2020): more efficient than energy efficiency baseline & on track for 2030 target
Kerry County Council 39,524,275 42.9 Overall status (2020): more efficient than energy efficiency baseline & on track for 2030 target
Dublin City Council 160,192,448 41.9 Overall status (2020): more efficient than energy efficiency baseline & on track for 2030 target
Kilkenny County Council 20,251,017 41.6 Overall status (2020): more efficient than energy efficiency baseline & on track for 2030 target
Carlow County Council 10,595,419 39.9 Overall status (2020): more efficient than energy efficiency baseline & on track for 2030 target
Fingal County Council 48,110,332 39.9 Overall status (2020): more efficient than energy efficiency baseline & on track for 2030 target
Wexford County Council 28,823,442 39.7 Overall status (2020): more efficient than energy efficiency baseline & on track for 2030 target
Galway County Council 24,521,458 38.6 Overall status (2020): more efficient than energy efficiency baseline & on track for 2030 target
Roscommon County Council 16,239,705 38.1 Overall status (2020): more efficient than energy efficiency baseline & on track for 2030 target
Clare County Council 26,616,273 36.9 Overall status (2020): more efficient than energy efficiency baseline & on track for 2030 target
Galway City Council 21,389,959 36.9 Overall status (2020): more efficient than energy efficiency baseline & on track for 2030 target
Mayo County Council 32,203,420 36.3 Overall status (2020): more efficient than energy efficiency baseline & on track for 2030 target
Offaly County Council 16,830,672 35.5 Overall status (2020): more efficient than energy efficiency baseline & on track for 2030 target
Irish Water 1,059,642,708 34.5 Overall status (2020): more efficient than energy efficiency baseline & on track for 2030 target
Kildare County Council 38,414,273 33.3 Overall status (2020): more efficient than energy efficiency baseline & on track for 2030 target
Meath County Council 33,077,253 32.1 Overall status (2020): more efficient than energy efficiency baseline, but not yet on the path for 2030 target
Waterford City & County Council 35,125,110 31.2 Overall status (2020): more efficient than energy efficiency baseline, but not yet on the path for 2030 target
Sligo County Council 14,714,359 30.5 Overall status (2020): more efficient than energy efficiency baseline, but not yet on the path for 2030 target
Cork County Council 61,296,749 29.3 Overall status (2020): more efficient than energy efficiency baseline, but not yet on the path for 2030 target
Wicklow County Council 29,245,999 28.6 Overall status (2020): more efficient than energy efficiency baseline, but not yet on the path for 2030 target
Cavan County Council 12,247,295 27.8 Overall status (2020): more efficient than energy efficiency baseline, but not yet on the path for 2030 target
Westmeath County Council 21,852,867 27.2 Overall status (2020): more efficient than energy efficiency baseline, but not yet on the path for 2030 target
Donegal County Council 51,408,414 19.1 Overall status (2020): more efficient than energy efficiency baseline, but not yet on the path for 2030 target
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