Decathlon is a family-owned company founded in 1976 by Michel Leclercq. They were inspired by the belief that the best sport products should be accessible to everyone. They are the leading supplier in sporting goods worldwide, with over 2,000 stores across 56 countries in 5 continents.
Decathlon design their products to be simple yet smart, stylish yet practical and affordable with a focus on quality. Low prices have been their way of making their products available to as many people as practically possible.
Decathlon Debuts in Ireland
Decathlon recently opened their first store in Ireland in Ballymun in 2020. When deciding what electricity provider to sign up with Operations Manager for Ireland, Ross Ottaway made it clear that using 100 % renewable energy was essential. Decathlon is an environmentally conscious business who adhere to the Blue Economy principle and follow sustainable production methods. Decathlon can turn plastic bottles into running jackets and use natural fabrics to further help reduce their carbon footprint.
Ross was sold on the idea of being able to monitor the green energy usage of the new site once our smart meters are installed. They are currently on a bill pay arrangement while awaiting installation.
Moving with the Times
Decathlon is a forward thinking and interactive shopping experience, and this will soon be the same with their electricity supply from Pinergy. Smart meters will allow Ross to monitor, control and reduce the energy consumption for the entirety of the site. Our smart meters can allow for energy usage to be broken down and sub-metered into – lighting, heating, office space, warehouses.
Pinergy were not the cheapest offer on the table Ross mentioned. However, being able to understand where and when kilowatts are being used up and controlling this was something no other energy provider could offer.
Are my Stores Running at the Same Capacity?
Decathlon plan to open a further 9 stores in Ireland. By using our smart platform Ross will be able to compare the usage across all his managed sites and gather regular and accurate data insights on his energy consumption every 30 minutes. Once equipped with this information, Decathlon can then make decisions to help improve energy efficiency and overall energy budget management.
Stay tuned for Decathlon’s energy review and we can’t wait to embark on this journey with them!