EDF Energy wins two key public sector contracts in Scotland and the North East of England
EDF Energy will supply electricity to public sector bodies in Scotland and the North East of England after being awarded two separate electricity supply contracts by Scottish Procurement and NEPO (North East Procurement Organisation). Both contracts include opportunities for public sector customers to lower their energy costs as well as their carbon emissions.
In Scotland, EDF Energy will supply electricity to almost all public sector bodies after being awarded Scotland’s largest electricity supply contract by annual volume for the second time. EDF Energy will supply 2.6TWh of electricity to 28,000 public sector sites, including hospitals, schools and universities. The volume of electricity accounts for around 10 per cent of Scotland’s annual electricity consumption.
As part of this new contract, Scottish public sector sites can choose to receive 100% renewable electricity, supporting the Scottish Energy Strategy ambition that half of Scotland's heat, transport and electricity needs are from renewable sources by 2030.
In the North-East, EDF Energy will supply 2TWh over a four year contract to local authorities, as well as the wider public sector via NEPO’s associate membership scheme. EDF Energy will also deliver a range of initiatives designed to support social value, including supporting both local skills and employment, and healthier, safer and more resilient communities.
As part of the new contracts, EDF Energy will provide expertise to optimise consumption, and also to encourage uptake and understanding of demand side services, whereby public sector organisations will be able to earn money for changing their energy use to help keep the grid in balance.
Beatrice Bigois, Managing Director for Customers at EDF Energy said: “We’re proud to have been selected by the Scottish Government and NEPO to serve their customers in Scotland and the North-East of England.
“Through these contracts they will benefit from a range of solutions to reduce their carbon emissions, be more energy efficient and ultimately reduce their costs. We really look forward to supporting them achieve their sustainability ambitions.”
Marie Perriam, Regional Category Specialist at NEPO said: “NEPO look forward to working with EDF Energy and using our joint expertise and knowledge to benefit NEPO’s Members and deliver wider benefits to the North East.
“In addition to securing immediate financial savings, the NEPO Electricity Supply and Demand Framework Agreement will provide access to innovative electricity supply side and demand side models, helping reduce electricity consumption, support sustainability and further reduce costs.”
Notes to Editors:
EDF Energy will supply electricity to almost all public sector bodies in Scotland after being awarded Scotland’s largest electricity supply contract by annual volume for the second time. The contract to supply electricity starts on 1st April 2019.
The framework agreement is the outcome of a competitive tender process run by Scottish Procurement, part of the Scottish Government, which aims to support Scotland’s socio-economic development while delivering value for money in public spending across Scotland.
NEPO has appointed EDF Energy as the sole supplier of its new Electricity Framework Agreement. The contract will commence from 1 April 2019.
It is expected to deliver substantial savings to the public sector, via reduced supplier management fees and through access to sophisticated, flexible, power trading processes and the provision of innovative demand side services.
Established in 1976 the North East Procurement Organisation (NEPO) works in partnership with eleven North East local authorities to deliver a programme of strategic procurement in order to maximise savings, identify efficiencies and promote best practice. NEPO also works closely with the region’s supply base to boost competitive skills, signpost tendering opportunities and improve procurement processes. Find out more at www.nepo.org
EDF Energy is the UK’s largest producer of low-carbon electricity, meeting around one-fifth of the country’s demand and supplying millions of customers and businesses with electricity and gas.
It generates electricity with eight nuclear power stations, more than 30 wind farms, one gas and two coal power stations, as well as with combined heat and power plants.
EDF Energy is leading the UK's nuclear renaissance with the construction of a new nuclear power station at Hinkley Point C. This will provide low carbon electricity to meet 7% of UK demand. The project is already making a positive impact on the local and national economy, British industry, as well as boosting skills and education. EDF Energy also invests in a range of low carbon technologies including renewables and battery storage. It is applying research and development expertise to improve the performance of existing generation and developing the potential of new technologies.
The company provides gas and electricity for more than 5 million customer accounts and is the biggest supplier of electricity by volume in Great Britain and the largest supplier to British businesses. It offers innovative energy systems for commercial customers and digital innovation for customers at home. EDF Energy has also launched its own innovation accelerator, Blue Lab, which focuses on making customers’ lives easier.
The Better Plan is EDF Energy's framework for being a sustainable and responsible energy business and is an integral part of EDF's 2030 vision to be the efficient, responsible electricity company, and champion of low-carbon growth. The Better Plan is underpinned by comprehensive environmental and social programmes which have been recognised by a wide range of organisations.
EDF Energy is part of EDF Group, the world’s biggest electricity generator. In the UK, the company employs around 13,000 people at locations across England and Scotland.
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