The GMIT will be able to significantly develop its green ethos of the institute by “reducing the campus’ carbon emissions” while “getting great value for money” following its move to ESB Independent Energy.
This is the view of Corinna Gavin, the senior staff officer with GMIT. She was commenting on the college’s announcement that it will source its electricity from ESB Independent Energy for the next 12 months in a deal worth circa €400,000.
The agreement will see ESBIE provide GMIT’s multiple campuses with circa 4.5 million kWhrs of renewable energy.
According to Ms Gavin the new deal will see the GMIT adopting green and renewable energy options that will “significantly reduce” annual expenditure on electricity, and reduce its carbon footprint by paying for electricity which is produced using green methods of electricity generation.
ESBIE has secured contracts to date with Galway City Council, Covidien Healthcare Galway and Athlone IT.