CCS combines departments’ buying power in energy deals
The Crown Commercial Service has started purchasing energy tariffs for all government departments, launching a project last week to invite bids for a 15-year deal from renewable energy generators.
The project is called Energy for Growth, and is in its second phase after a pilot last year to purchase electricity at a fixed price from 2015.
Cabinet Office minister Francis Maude explained that the pilot had saved £10bn in 2012-13. “Energy for Growth ensures the security of our energy infrastructure – it’s good for the industry, good for taxpayers, and supports this government’s long-term plan for a stronger economy,” he said.