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8. The Energia Group

  • Chief executive: Ian Thom
  • Pre-tax profits: £61.2m
  • Employment: 139
  • Paybill: £8.9m

The Energia Group, formerly Viridian Grop Investments, is a major integrated Irish energy business with substantial businesses in the Republic and Northern Ireland. The group operates through three business units - renewables, flexible generation and customer solutions.

The renewables business owns and operates 277MW of wind assets and purchases electricity from 1,268MW of renewable generation capacity throughout Ireland. In addition, the renewables business is currently commissioning a 32 MW wind farm in Co Sligo and a 4.0MW bioenergy plant in Dublin.