Written answers

Tuesday, 30 November 2010

Department of Communications, Energy and Natural Resources

Energy Resources

5:00 am

Photo of Richard BrutonRichard Bruton (Dublin North Central, Fine Gael)
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Question 244: To ask the Minister for Communications, Energy and Natural Resources the estimated energy use of his Department in the years 2008, 2009 and to date in 2010; the total cost of that energy use in each of those years. [44933/10]

Photo of Eamon RyanEamon Ryan (Minister, Department of Communications, Energy and Natural Resources; Dublin South, Green Party)
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My Department has been working with OPW since 2008 on an energy efficiency programme in my Departments two main buildings at Adelaide Road and Tom Johnson House on Haddington Road. Among other things this has involved the installation of a new Building Management System which offers greater control over consumption of energy. As part of the project, energy awareness presentations were rolled out to staff, an Energy Team /Working Group was established from among staff to promote the energy awareness and conservation imperative. My Department is very conscious of the use of energy and encourages the efficient use of electricity and power through its staff Energy Team and Energy Officer.

Heating is provided by natural gas in two buildings – 29/31 Adelaide Road and Tom Johnston House, Beggars Bush. In the two other buildings, Elm House in Cavan, which is a building that my Department shares with a number of other tenants and the Core Store at Sandyford, both heat and light are provided by electricity. Details of energy usage in kilowatts for all buildings are set out in the table below:

Adelaide Road20081,482,714
2010 (To end October)1,057,739
Tom Johnston House, Beggars Bush20081,724,497
2010 (To end October)1,303,547
Elm House, Cavan2008111,836
2010 (To end October)98,366
Carman Hall Road, Sandyford20087,789
2010 (To end October)4,524

The details of total cost is set out in the table below:

2010 (To end October)€47,155.93€192,106.91


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