One of Ireland’s leading craft breweries, St Mel’s Brewing Company, has signed a new ‘green’ energy supply deal with competitive energy provider Energia.

The 12 month contract will see Energia supply over 10,000Kwh of renewable electricity to St Mel’s Brewing Company’s production facilities in Longford Town.

St Mel’s Brewing Company was founded by Liam Hanlon and Eoin Tynan in 2013 with the first brews going on sale in June this year. With a focus on quality, innovation and passion they brew a Pale Ale, Helles Lager and Brown Ale under the St. Mel’s brand name. Seasonal special brews are planned in the future. With their bottled conditioned beers available in all good off licenses around the country, the range will be available soon on draught.

The renewable energy will be supplied from Energia’s Operational wind farm portfolio, which combines power from Energia’s windfarms and power from third party wind farms contracted to Energia under power purchase agreements. The portfolio currently supplies over 680MWs of green power. This portfolio will be increased by a further 300MWs of ‘green’ power by a number of wind farm facilities that are currently in development.

Commenting on the deal Eoin Tynan, St Mel’s Brewing Company said: “Microbrewing is all about sourcing the finest ingredients and working hard to produce great craft beer. That’s why this green deal with Energia is a great fit for us. We’re getting 100% renewable energy at a very competitive rate.”

Alan Mulcahy, Business Markets Manager, Energia commented: “Energia offers Irish businesses a wide range of benefits. Our renewable energy portfolio is among the largest in Ireland, so we are the ‘green’ energy supplier of choice for business. We also offer very competitive pricing and excellent customer service. This explains why we now supply energy to over 60,000 Irish businesses.”

“Energia also offers excellent customer service and with Energia On-line customers can simply log on to a secure system and get unlimited access to analyze and interrogate their energy consumption, discover usage patterns and produce reports. This information in turn can be used with another product, the Energia Bureau, to manage energy efficiency projects in the business. Even better these services are free and secured by a customer’s own password.”

Energia has a 26% market share of the Irish business electricity and gas market supplying the energy needs of over 60,000 business customers. In addition to renewable assets, the company also operates a 750MW gas fired power station in north Dublin.

Energia has also entered the residential electricity and gas market with a great new offer for consumers nationwide. Energia’s offer will guarantee consumers savings of up to 16% off standard rates for both gas and electricity.