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19th July 2018

​NEPO appoint EDF Energy to supply £230M Electricity Contract

NEPO has appointed EDF Energy as the sole supplier of its new Electricity Framework Agreement. The contract, which is valued at £230M over its four-year term, will be used by NEPO’s Member Authorities, as well as the wider public sector via NEPO’s associate membership scheme.

The contract will commence from 1 April 2019 and is expected to deliver substantial savings to the public sector, with significant annual savings on supplier management fees alone. It is anticipated that the contract will secure additional savings through access to sophisticated, flexible, power trading processes and the provision of innovative demand side services.

NEPO has built demand side services into the contract, through which EDF Energy will support NEPO’s Member Authorities to reduce electricity consumption, costs and carbon through the implementation of a range of efficiency management tools and services, including PowerNow and PowerReport. Through these solutions, authorities can get an end to end view of energy behaviour and data, supporting the strategic direction of the energy industry, helping to futureproof the contract through its term and to optimise electricity consumption.

One of the key requirements of the contract is the delivery of social value benefits. EDF Energy will work in partnership with NEPO to identify environmental, economic and social benefits that can be secured from day to day delivery of the contract. EDF Energy will deliver a range of initiatives in the North East designed to support social value, including supporting both local skills and employment, and healthier, safer and more resilient communities.

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.”

Rebecca Sedler, Director of Industrial and Commercial at EDF Energy, said:

As a leading supplier to the UK’s public sector, we are very much looking forward to beginning our energy supply relationship with NEPO and its customers in the North East. At EDF Energy we understand the importance of helping our customers to reduce costs and to become more energy efficient. Not only will we be delivering our first class service to NEPO and its customers, but we will also be providing our expertise and energy efficiency services across their communities.”

For further information please contact Marie Perriam, Regional Category Specialist at NEPO.