Scotland's local authorities, hospitals, schools, and many of its world renowned universities, that together account for 10% of Scotland's electricity use, to be powered by EDF Energy
Renewable electricity supply and access to energy efficiency and sustainability expertise from EDF Energy will help these organisations meet their environmental targets
EDF Energy will supply almost all public sector bodies in Scotland with 100% renewable electricity after being awarded Scotland's largest electricity supply contract by annual volume.
The framework agreement will see EDF Energy supply an annual volume of around 2.7 TWh of electricity for three years to over 99% of Scotland's public sector demand, across local authorities, hospitals, schools, most universities and Scottish Government buildings.
Over 27,000 sites included in the deal account for roughly 10% of Scotland's annual electricity consumption, or the equivalent of powering over 800,000 typical households each year. The contract will begin on April 1, 2013.
The framework agreement is the outcome of a tender process run by Scottish Procurement, an agency within the Scottish Government, which aims to deliver greater value for money in public spending across Scotland.
The procurement process scored the companies bidding for the contract on a range of factors, which included flexibility of procurement, cost, service delivery and sustainability. It reported that EDF Energy provided the most economically advantageous tender through a combination of all of these factors - notably its leading flexible purchasing product offering, management fees and a commitment to high quality service delivery and account management.
To help Scottish public sector bodies further reduce their energy costs and work towards their environmental targets, EDF Energy can also provide energy efficiency related goods and services to member organisations via the framework.
More information in the Press release
EDF Energy is one of the UK’s largest energy companies and the largest producer of low-carbon electricty, producing around one-fifth of the nation’s electricity from its nuclear, coal and gas power stations, as well as combined heat and power plants and wind farms. The company supplies gas and electricity to more than 5.5 million business and residential customers and is the biggest supplier of electricity by volume in the UK.
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, as well as the associated developments needed to support them in the local area, 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.
In its nuclear activities EDF Energy has partnered with Centrica, which has a 20% stake in the company’s eight existing plants and in the project carrying out pre-development work for new build. Centrica also has the option to take up to 20% stakes in each of the four planned plants.
Through Our Sustainability Commitments, EDF Energy has launched one of the biggest environmental and social programmes of any British energy company. EDF is the official energy utilities partner and sustainability partner of the London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games.
The company is also helping its customers and others use energy more sustainably through products and initiatives such as Team Green Britain, smart meters and electric vehicle research. 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.