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Energy Procurement Contract

Meeting: 20/10/2009 - Overview & Scrutiny Commission (Item 44)

44 Corporate Procurement of Energy - Sub 100Kw Energy Contract for 2010 Onwards pdf icon PDF 93 KB

Report of the Director of Finance and Resources

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44.1 The Water and Energy Manager outlined the Corporate Procurement of Energy – Sub 100kW Energy Contract. He set out the reasons why Cabinet had approved the re-tender for the contract under delegated powers. Electricity prices are lower than historically and a decision was needed as soon as possible. The Council was committed to using 100% renewable resources, predominantly wind power. The current supplier E-On has withdrawn from the sub 100kW market and as such is not bidding and only a few companies are able to meet these supply requirements. The Energy and Water Manager also outlined how it is possible to certify that electricity is from 100% renewable sources via the ROC (Renewable Obligation Certificate Scheme.


44.2 The Director of Finance and Resources agreed that when to place the contract was not an easy decision. The Strategic Finance Team monitored energy prices in general and energy consultants were providing more specific advice.


44.3 The Water and Energy Manager told the meeting of the measures being undertaken to improve the efficiency of schools in refurbished and new-build schools, starting with the low-rated schools. Burner controls were being added to boilers and oil fired boilers would be replaced with condensing gas boilers. High efficiency lighting was also being introduced.


44.4 The Chairman thanked the Water and Energy Manager for his interesting information.


44.5 RESOLVED that the report be noted.


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