CCS combines departments’ buying power in energy deals

Written by Joshua Chambers on 30 April 2014 in News

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.

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