Bord Gáis Energy launches innovative energy-saving technology for Irish businesses – and Croke Park

By Business & Finance
27 July 2018
energy saving
Mark Prentice, Managing Director (Interim), Bord Gáis Energy, and Peter McKenna, Stadium Director at Croke Park.

Bord Gáis Energy’s Centrica Business Solutions installs Panoramic Power in Croke Park

New research from Bord Gáis Energy through Red C shows that less than half of Irish businesses (47%) are satisfied with the energy efficiency of their business and 89% of businesses agree that the Government should introduce greater incentives for energy efficiency.

Through Centrica Business Solutions, Bord Gáis Energy will offer Irish businesses a range of innovative solutions to help businesses deliver improvements in operational performance, strengthen resilience, create opportunities for growth and reduce energy spend.

Solutions on offer will include Combined Heat & Power (CHP) – a highly efficient source of onsite energy generation – and an energy insight product called Panoramic Power that provides users with real-time visibility of their energy usage, from overall site level down to device level.

Panoramic Power at Croke Park

As Official Energy Partner of Croke Park, Bord Gáis Energy has facilitated the installation of Panoramic Power sensors across the main conferencing areas at the stadium, to help monitor and improve energy usage during busy periods. The installation of Panoramic Power has allowed Croke Park to map energy usage patterns within the stadium and to identify opportunities for energy efficiencies and cost savings.

Peter McKenna, Stadium Director, Croke Park said,

The Panoramic Power sensors have identified the usage trends associated with individual circuits such as lighting, food preparation and heating. Although the trial is in its early stages, we have already identified high end users throughout the premises on match and event days. We hope to add additional sensors to some of the more heavy-duty equipment in the coming weeks, and feel that this will have a huge positive impact on performance efficiencies and predictive maintenance.

Speaking about the launch Mark Prentice, Managing Director, Bord Gáis Energy said, “At Bord Gáis Energy we’re committed to providing solutions which empower our business customers to take control of their energy. The research has provided some interesting insights into how businesses consider energy management and there’s certainly an appetite among Irish businesses for innovative and insightful energy technologies.”