23 Feb 16

EDF Energy awarded multi-million pound contract to supply universities, colleges and museums

EDF Energy has been awarded The Energy Consortium’s (TEC) electricity supply contract to power its portfolio of public sector organisations, following a competitive tender process.

The multi-million pound annual agreement will see EDF Energy supply up to 1.6TWh of electricity to as many as 4,500 sites belonging to English & Welsh universities, colleges and museums from October 2016.

The initial two year contract is the outcome of a tender run by TEC, one of the UK’s leading proponents and providers of collaborative energy procurement in the public sector.

Béatrice Bigois, Managing Director of Customers at EDF Energy commented: “This is a fantastic win for EDF Energy that further cements our position as the UK’s largest supplier of electricity to the public sector.  We’re delighted that TEC have chosen us based on the great value and service we can offer their members.”

Richard Murphy, TEC’s Managing Director said: “This has been a very thorough procurement process and the quality of all the supplier submissions were a testament to the time and effort spent by the TEC team on preparing a framework to deliver the best energy supply solutions to our members.

"The very fact that EDF Energy was successful following the evaluation of their bid by TEC staff and members, and against stiff competition, means we can be confident that our members can expect the very best of service from a supplier with a strong track record of delivering to the public sector."

The TEC portfolio is made up of around 4,500 sites with an annual supply volume of c.1.6TWh. The supply contract is for two years from 1 October 2016 with an option to extend for two further years, out to 2020.

The tender was conducted via a competitive formal OJEU process and was awarded subject to stringent scoring criteria, ensuring that TEC were able to secure the best value bid.

For more information contact:

Megan Johnson
External Communications Manager (Customers)
07875 114691

Notes to editors

EDF Energy is the largest supplier of electricity to the combined UK public and private sector with 19% market share. Its portfolio of approximately 250,000 customers range from the largest energy users in the UK through to the smallest micro businesses. 

TEC – further information

TEC was established in 1996, initially under an initiative by the Association for Universities Directors of Estates (AUDE) to advance the cause of collaborative energy procurement for the tertiary education sector. Operating as a member owned, not-for-profit Contracting Authority, TEC now has over 150 Members and manages energy contracts, via this and other frameworks, worth over £180M per year. Membership from the Higher Education sector has, in recent years, been supplemented by members from Further Education and wider Public Sectors.

EDF Energy

EDF Energy is one of the UK’s largest energy companies and the largest producer of low-carbon electricity, producing around one-fifth of the nation's electricity from its nuclear power stations, wind farms, coal and gas power stations and combined heat and power plants. The company supplies gas and electricity to 6 million business and residential customer accounts and is the biggest supplier of electricity by volume in Great Britain.

EDF Energy’s safe and secure operation of its eight existing nuclear power stations at sites across the country makes it the UK’s largest generator of low carbon electricity. EDF Energy is also leading the UK's nuclear renaissance and has published plans to build four new nuclear plants, subject to the right investment framework.

These new plants could generate enough low carbon electricity for about 40% of Britain’s homes. They would make an important contribution to the UK’s future needs for clean, secure and affordable energy. The project is already creating business and job opportunities for British companies and workers.

Through Our Better Energy Ambitions, EDF Energy has developed one of the biggest environmental and social programmes of any British energy company.

In 2014 EDF Energy received seven ‘Big Ticks’ in the Business in the Community (BITC) Responsible Business Awards. In 2013 EDF Energy received the Environmental Leadership for Behavioural Change Award in the national Environment and Energy Awards and was highly commended in the first ever pan European Corporate Social Responsibility Awards scheme for its Sustainable Schools programme – the Pod.

EDF Energy is part of EDF Group, one of Europe’s largest power companies. The company employs around 15,000 people at locations across the UK.

To find out more about the UK's energy challenges look at www.edfenergy.com/energyfuture/