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Energy savings since baseline
13.8 %
13.8%
2017
0% 33%
Baseline 2020 target
Actual consumption
39,106,003 kWh
Avoided consumption
10,229,557 kWh
Gap to target
7,799,779 kWh
Electricity
24,436,836 kWh
9.5% less than 2016
Thermal
8,954,214 kWh
10.5% more than 2016
Transport
5,714,953 kWh
10.6% more than 2016
Energy-related CO2 emissions
8,166,709 kg CO2
Equivalent to the amount absorbed by 49,001 trees
Energy performance to date
8.3% better than 2016 13.8% better than baseline
Overall status (2017): more efficient than baseline, but not yet on the path for 2020 target
Meath County Council improved its energy performance in 2017 by:
Improving the energy performance of its lighting system(s)
Improving the energy performance of various other energy users
Additional comments on energy performance
Works carried out to our buildings in late 2016 under SEAIs BEC Programme, in addition to PL lighting upgrades and maintenance work on the PL stock have resulted in a reduction in our electrical consumption during 2017. 2017 however, saw an increase in both our transport and thermal energy consumption which coincides with an increased delivery of services across the organisation, including taking in charge of additional buildings, extended opening hours in our public buildings, the provision of welfare facilities for our outdoor staff in the council depots which included changing facilities, showers and heated spaces, plus the new HQ came on stream during the reporting period. There was also an increase in the delivery of services in transportation, this included hiring in more contractors to carry out works on the Councils behalf .
The above commentary is as submitted by Meath County Council through SEAI’s public sector energy monitoring & reporting (M&R) system.
Projects Implemented in 2017
Project name Total savings (kWh TFC) Total savings (kWh TPER)
BEC2017 120,000 189,944
Total: 120,000 189,944
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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 Meath County Council for 2017 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 Meath County 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 Meath County Council in 2017, 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 Meath County Council in 2017 had it not made the reported efficiency gain since its baseline.
Gap to target
The gap to target is an estimate, based on 2017 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 2017 and 2020.
Energy-related CO2 emissions
The CO2 emission values shown are attributable to the energy consumption reported by Meath County 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 Meath County 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 Meath County 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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For explanation of figures and data, see footnotes below.
2017 energy consumption
39,106,003 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 - 2017 (TPER)
2.9 %
less than 2016
1,170,962 kWh
less than 2016
46.7 %
less than baseline
34,313,833 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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2017 renewable energy consumption
Renewable: 237,085 kWh
Renewable share is 0.6 %
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
24,436,836 kWh
9.5% less than 2016
Fossil
14,186,831 kWh
11.7% more than 2016
Renewable
237,085 kWh
70.2% more than 2016
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 Meath County Council that has been calculated using the national biofuel contribution figures for 2017
For explanation of figures and data, see footnotes below.
2017 CO2 emissions
8,166,709 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 - 2017
8.3 %
less than 2016
738,977 kgCO2
less than 2016
53.0 %
less than baseline
9,223,838 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 Meath County Council.
Electricity-related CO2 emissions
The CO2 emissions attributable to electricity imported from the grid by Meath County Council have been calculated using the average emission factor for electricity generation in Ireland for the relevant year. The electricity consumed by Meath County 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)
2009 - - - -
2010 - - - -
2011 297,191 - - -
2012 483,336 297,191 - -
2013 44,601 780,527 - -
2014 523,140 825,128 - -
2015 - 1,145,006 - -
2016 750,214 920,503 - -
2017 189,944 456,039 - -
2018 - 456,039 - -
2019 - 456,039 - -
2020 - 456,039 - -
Projects Implemented in 2017
Project name Total savings (kWh TFC) Total savings (kWh TPER)
BEC2017 120,000 189,944
Total: 120,000 189,944
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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 Meath County 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.