Laois company, Metac, has taken the Best Services Provider Award accolade at the Sustainable Energy Authority of Ireland’s (SEAI) Energy Show 2016, which took place at the RDS in Dublin recently.
Metac Training is the largest energy training and assessment centre in Ireland and the UK and trains approximately 2700 people annually.
The Training and Assessment Centre provides practical skills for the modern workforce which are nationally recognised by SOLAS, QQI, City & Guilds, UKAS, Bord Gais and OFTEC, amongst others.
All courses are independently certified and verified by external agencies.
Commenting on the success of the Energy Show, SEAI’s William Walsh, Interim CEO, said: “The sustainable energy sector is worth around €1.5 billion to Ireland annually and we witnessed an encouraging level of business activity over the couple of days at the Energy Show.
Seeing companies like Metac introduce new services in smart energy confirms that this is a strong and growing sector, with significant international opportunity.
There is now constant innovation in smart energy solutions and, as we work towards meeting our energy targets, this expertise is definitely to Ireland’s advantage.”
SEAI’s annual two-day business-to-business event, The Energy Show 2016, was a huge success, with visitors up a quarter on last year. The Show featured an extensive electric vehicle showcase, live retrofit demonstrations, an international markets pavilion, multiple networking events and lots of free briefings and workshops.
The Energy Show plays an important role for the growing Irish energy sector, hosting over 170 exhibitors, two thirds of whom were Irish, with the remaining third travelling from overseas to take part.
Over 4,700 professionals attending the Show saw the latest sustainable energy technologies and services on the market.