27 Mar 15

EDF Energy awarded UK’s largest annual electricity supply contract

  • Annual £1billion contract includes power for hospitals, motorways, police stations and schools
  • Expertise offered to deliver energy efficiency savings
  • Supply covers iconic buildings including the National Gallery

EDF Energy has been awarded the UK’s largest annual electricity supply contract by the Crown Commercial Service following a competitive tender process.

The renewal of the multi-billion pound four year agreement will see EDF Energy continue to supply electricity to thousands of public buildings and sites across central and local government, including schools, the NHS, the Highways Agency and major cultural assets such as the National Gallery.

The contract covers around 8,000 sites, equivalent to 9.6 TWh of electricity a year or enough to power 2.3 million UK homes. It was awarded by the Crown Commercial Service, a Government agency which provides commercial and procurement services for Government departments and the UK public sector.

As part of the deal, public sector customers will be offered expert advice on energy efficiency to help them reduce their energy consumption.

Today’s announcement is another major business contract success for EDF Energy which won a ten year contract to supply Network Rail in 2013.

Vincent de Rivaz, CEO of EDF Energy, said: “Our employees are proud to be able to provide electricity for many of Britain’s hospitals, schools and key public buildings. They can see a direct link between their hard work in power stations and the electricity used in their own communities and across the country.

“We are proud to again be awarded the contract to supply the public services that millions of people depend on every day. We are also committed to tackling climate change and helping our customers reduce their energy consumption. That is why we will offer our expertise to support the Government’s drive for increased energy efficiency.”

Matt Denham, Executive Director, Commercial Delivery at the Crown Commercial Service, said: “This agreement will provide the public sector with a cost effective solution for their electricity requirements. Awarded following a competitive tender process, it will deliver improved value for the taxpayer whilst helping customers to use energy more efficiently and manage their demand to reduce their overall energy costs.”

For more information contact:

Megan Johnson
Media Officer (Customers)
07875 114 691
Megan.johnson@edfenergy.com

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/