Energy company Airtricity is to create 105 new jobs at its Dublin headquarters in Sandyford. The positions will be mainly in customer service as Airtricity looks to expand its reach in the domestic natural gas market.

Today's jobs news brings to 500 the total number of new positions created by the company since entering the domestic energy supply market in July 2009. It created over 200 new jobs, including 100 in Sandyford, in May.

Airtricity entered the domestic energy market in July 2009 and now supplies over 350,000 customers in Ireland. It offers consumers savings on bundled gas and electricity prices.

'Airtricity's commitment to its customers is to invest in products that will deliver real energy cost savings to Irish householders, and to invest in job creation that ensures we constantly deliver the best customer service available to Irish energy consumers,' commented the company's managing director Stephen Wheeler.

Airtricity is owned by UK energy giant Scottish & Southern Energy.