The Merrion Hotel Dublin signed a new 21-month Corporate Power Purchase Agreement (CPPA) with energy supplier Flogas Enterprise. The CPPA will ensure that The Merrion in Dublin is powered by 100% renewable electricity harnessed from wind energy.
The Merrion is the first hotel in Ireland to sign a CPPA, this allows the company to purchase renewable electricity directly from one of Ireland’s first ever wind farms, Cronalaght Wind Farm in Gweedore, Co. Donegal.
This CPPA will meet 60% of The Merrion Hotel’s annual electricity requirements and support its sustainability ambitions to reduce its carbon emissions by 530 tonnes of CO2.
Gerard Mountaine, facilities manager at The Merrion Hotel, Dublin, said: “From the energy used to power our hotel building, to the food served in our restaurants, renewable electricity is a vital pillar in The Merrion’s sustainable journey and this new CPPA marks a significant milestone.
“By working with Flogas Enterprise, we’ll be making positive changes to become more energy efficient, reduce our energy bills and ensure the electricity supplied to The Merrion is certified as 100% renewable. The guarantees of origin realised from the agreement will also be utilised to support our Scope 2 emissions reporting.”
The Government’s Climate Action Plan has set a target that 15% of electricity consumption should come from renewable electricity contracted under corporate power purchase agreements by 2030.