Belfast-based electricity provider Energia has been awarded a contract to supply power to up to 150 garda stations.
The £1m (€1.5m) contract was awarded under a competitive tendering process by the Department of Finance. It involves a power requirement of 17GWh (gigawatt hours), the equivalent power usage of about 3,800 homes.
Energia has a 25% share of the business electricity market on an all-island basis. The company already provides power to a number of state agencies including local authorities and health boards.
A member of Viridian Group, Energia will supply the garda stations from the group’s power station in north Dublin.
Viridian Group is investing in a second power plant in Dublin which will bring its investment in the Republic to more than £340m (€497m), providing around 17 % of the State’s total electricity requirements.