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Public Sector Case Study

Dungarvan Depot – Waterford

Machinery Yard owned and operated by Waterford City & County Council.

Project Overview

Company name:

Waterford City & County Council

Project actions:

Solar PV Installation – 50 kWp solar PV system, Insulation Upgrade – Attic & Cavity Wall, and 2 electric vehicle chargers.

Finance source:


Additional funding:

SEAI BEC 2021 programme

% funding:


Grant amount:

€ 17,242

Total project cost:

€ 57,476

25-year savings:


Simple payback time:

2.5 years

Dungarvan Depot is one of the two machinery yard facilities of Waterford City and County Council in their administrative areas. The Machinery Yard operates a fleet of Lorries and Road Construction & Repair Fleet. WC&CC also operate a Winter Maintenance Programme during the Winter Maintenance Season which runs from October to April. Offices buildings of the road services and civil defense services are both located inside the Depot.

Waterford City and County Council approached South East Energy Agency looking to reduce both their carbon footprint and energy costs. The team at South East Energy Agency coordinated the entire BEC application from the initial energy audit, procurement to warranty checks and all required paperwork.

Waterford City & County Council wanted to reduce their electricity use to help reduce monthly energy bills and also wanted to implement low carbon technology at the site to move towards a more environmentally conscious strategy.

The South East Energy Agency team had a look at the electricity consumption and current connection. As part of the project, our team of experts had an upgraded the insulation in the walls and attic. They also installed a solar PV system to reduce the demand on grid electricity.


Thanks to the installation of PV panels, upgrading insulation and the addition of on site EV charging, Waterford City & County Council saved money and reduced its carbon footprint through the BEC 2021 Programme.

Low Energy Lighting
Annual Energy Savings

97,539 kWh

Hgv Fuel Effeciency Funding South East Energy Agency Ireland
Annual Savings


Reduced Carbon Emissions South East Energy Agency
Annual CO2 Savings

28.29 tonnes