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Sunday 17 December 2017

Job hope at energy group

HUNDREDS of new jobs could be in the pipeline as new technology developed by Irish energy group Glen Dimplex is tipped to knock €650m off Irish consumers' heating bills each year.

The Louth-based company has unveiled its new Quantum energy system, which includes super-advanced storage heaters and water systems, and has been shown to deliver energy savings of as much as 30pc compared to traditional devices. The domestic storage heating system will feed off cheap surplus green electricity by maximising use of renewable wind energy.

Chairman and chief executive of Glen Dimplex, Sean O'Driscoll, pictured above left with Glen Dimplex founder Martin Naughton, said almost half of all Irish homes are fuelled by imported oil. "This new system will give the ordinary homeowners and organisations like housing associations a very attractive option that will reduce fuel bills, especially to lower income families and the elderly, and may help remove them from fuel poverty," he said.

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