Power NI has recently supported Tyrone GAA with an LED lighting upgrade at O’Neills Healy Park in Omagh through the energy supplier’s Lighting Solutions scheme.
Renowned for hosting Championship football for both Club and County GAA, O’Neills Healy Park is a GAA stadium in Omagh, home to Tyrone GAA and Omagh St Enda’s football club. Recently, Tyrone GAA took the decision to upgrade the lighting at the stadium, not only improving the health and safety for players and spectators, but also to become a greener facility, championing sustainability.
Tyrone GAA turned to their electricity supplier, Power NI, for help and in response they arranged an energy audit with their in-house experts for O’Neills Healy Park. This involved assessing the light usage throughout the facilities and gathering consumption statistics from the facility. The data allowed the Power NI team to prepare an upgraded lighting design for Tyrone GAA, calculate the predicted savings and create a payment plan through their electricity bill, spread the costing of the upgrade over their three-year energy contract. Power NI led the project from start to finish, ensuring there was no disruption caused during installation and all old lighting was recycled.
Inefficient lighting was replaced with new LED lighting, internally and externally throughout O’Neills Healy Park, creating a brighter and safer environment. The upgrades included light fittings in the stand, around the terrace area, hallways, changing rooms and within the tunnel that leads out to the pitch.
Niall McKenna, Treasurer for Tyrone GAA, commented on the lighting upgrade: “The new LED lighting gives a better quality of light than the old halogen systems and patrons have been commenting very favourably on the improved illumination.”
Niall also commented on the Power NI Lighting Solutions scheme: “Because of the mechanics of the scheme, we didn’t have to find the initial outlay for capital cost, so we can spread that over the three years of our Power NI electricity contract. Then after year three, we’re really into the cash savings of roughly about £7,000 a year that we can invest back into the GAA in Tyrone. In addition to the cost savings of the scheme, we have estimated that there would be more than a 50% reduction in the carbon emissions from the new system, which is a further benefit in our sustainable vision for the stadium.”
John Edgar, Key Account Manager at Power NI, and project manager for the Tyrone GAA lighting upgrade said “The Lighting Solutions scheme with Power NI is a great way for commercial customers to essentially retrofit any premises they have with LED lighting. This is a cost-effective way to move into a sustainable, greener future. Lighting Solutions projects also offer an option for businesses to spread the cost of an upgrade as opposed to putting up capital expenditure.”
The lighting upgrade is one part of Tyrone GAA’s efforts to lowering their carbon footprint and becoming more sustainable. As a result of the Power NI Lighting Solutions upgrade, Tyrone GAA has successfully reduced its stadium energy consumption by over 60%. Their annual consumption has now decreased by 24,701 kWh, which is equivalent 5.8 tonnes of carbon.
Power NI offers businesses an opportunity to upgrade their lighting in a cost-effective, feasible and hassle-free way.
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