International pizza restaurant Pizza Hut has awarded electricity supply rights for Ireland to electricity supplier Energia.
The deal, worth around €380,000 annually, will see Energia supply 20 Pizza Hut restaurants throughout the island of Ireland.
The contract includes eight Pizza Hut restaurants in the Republic and 12 in the North, to which Energia will supply an annual electricity requirement of 3.1 GWh (Gigawatt Hours) from its 343MW power station in Huntstown in North Dublin.
Energia provides power to businesses, commercial and industrial markets and has a 22% market share in the business electricity market on an all-island basis.
The Pizza Hut franchise was established in Ireland in 1992 and is registered under Restaurant Management Services and Ladbury Enterprises Ltd. Employing 700 staff around the country, Pizza Hut plans to further expand its presence in Ireland in the coming months to add to their recently-opened flagship restaurant in the Dundrum Town Centre.
Pizza Hut was founded in 1958 in Kansas and today operates in 84 countries and territories across Mexico, South America, Europe, the Far East and Africa.
A member of the Viridian Group, Energia provides power from its 343MW power station at Huntstown in Dublin. The Viridian Group is investing in a second power plant at Huntstown which will bring Viridian’s investment in Ireland to €500m, providing around 17% of the State’s total electricity requirements.
Energia has offices in Dublin, Galway, Cork and Belfast.