1 Nov 18

EDF wins two public sector contracts in Scotland and the NE 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:

Scottish Procurement

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


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Megan Johnson
External Communications Manager – Customers

About EDF

EDF is helping Britain achieve Net Zero by leading the transition to a cleaner, low emission electric future and tackling climate change. We're Britain’s biggest generator of zero-carbon electricity(1), meeting around one-fifth of the country’s demand and supplying millions of customers with electricity and gas.

With around 5 million accounts, EDF is one of the largest suppliers to British homes and businesses and a leading supplier of innovative energy solutions that are helping businesses become more energy independent. All of our home customers get energy tariffs backed by zero-carbon electricity as standard.

We generate low carbon electricity from eight nuclear power stations, more than thirty onshore wind farms and two offshore wind farms, and operate one of Britain’s biggest battery storage units, one gas and one coal power station, thousands of EV charge-points, and combined heat and power plants. Wind, nuclear and solar all produce electricity that is zero carbon at the point of generation and have similar emissions over the build, run and retire lifecycles.

EDF is leading the UK's nuclear renaissance with the construction of a new nuclear power station at Hinkley Point C, and is leading the development of plans for a replica at Sizewell C in Suffolk. Hinkley Point C and Sizewell C will provide low carbon electricity to meet 14% of UK demand and power around 12 million homes. 

EDF is one of the UK’s largest investors in renewables, with 1GW of renewable generation in operation and over 4GW in construction, planning and development across a range of technologies including onshore and offshore wind, solar and battery storage. We are constructing our largest offshore wind farm in Britain – the 450 MW Neart na Gaoithe project in Scotland which will be ready in 2023.

Our energy services business, Imtech, is one of the largest technical service providers in the UK and Ireland.

EDF is part of EDF Group, the world’s biggest electricity generator. In the UK we employ around 13,000 people.