Over the next two years, Electric Ireland will provide UCC with 100% renewable energy as part of the provider’s €150million government contract win. The college’s 96 sites across the county will be provided with electricity generated solely from wind and biomass sources.
Denis Brosnan, UCC Energy Manager said it reflected the college’s policy of environmental consideration and sustainable development. “When the contract for energy supply was being put together UCC insisted that 100% be sourced from renewable sources. It is very important as a university to support and promote sustainable and renewable energy.”
At the moment, UCC uses roughly 12GWh a year, the equivalent of 2,300 households. “Sourcing UCC’s electricity from 100% renewables aligns with our strategy of driving innovation in the renewables sector. For UCC to become the first third level institution to be supplied with 100% renewable energy as part of this OGP Framework Agreement shows a high level of trust in our experience, expertise and service delivery,” said Electric Ireland’s Tony Dunlea.