Bord Gáis Energy is a dual-fuel, all-island business that serves nearly one million gas and electricity customers. The company procures energy efficiently on wholesale markets and invests in energy assets to support its growth objectives in Ireland.
Bord Gáis Energy successfully entered the residential electricity market in early 2009. Since then it has grown its electricity customer base to nearly 460,000, in addition to the 540,000 gas customers it also serves. Its retail activities are backed by a dedicated Energy Trading team responsible for the purchase of gas and electricity on wholesale markets.
The company has recently commissioned its first major gas-fired power station at Whitegate, Co. Cork, and is currently developing a portfolio of wind farms throughout Ireland. Bord Gáis Assets was formed in 2010 after the merging of the operations of SWS Natural Resources with Bord Gáis Investments. The Assets division has three main areas of focus – the operation and maintenance of its existing assets; the development of new assets; and the investigation and support of emerging energy technologies.