Awarded the Call-Off Contract with Npower to flexibly purchase electricity for HH (Half Hourly) metered, NHH (Non-Half Hourly) metered and unmetered supplies for the period of 2020-2024 (01/10/2020 to 30/09/2024). Noted that this is a Call-Off Contract established through Laser Energy’s Framework for the flexible procurement of and supply of electricity with additional services and the indicative annual contract value is £6.5 million.
Awarded the Call-Off Contract with TotalGP to flexibly purchase natural gas for DM (Daily Metered) and NDM (Non-Daily Metered) supplies for the period of 2020-2024 (01/10/2020 to 30/09/2024). Noted that this is a Call-Off Contract established through Laser Energy’s Framework for the flexible procurement and supply of gas with additional services and the indicative annual contract value is £1.5 million.
Authorised the Access Agreement relating to Laser Energy Frameworks for the flexible procurement and supply of electricity and gas and the use of Laser Energy’s Framework services, procurement types and baskets mentioned in sections 5.23-5.28 of this report. Note that, based on current RBG portfolio information, indicative forecast annual framework fees are £ 171,000 and that these are recovered via an uplift in unit rates.
Agreed to the corporate and non-corporate (schools) supplies in Appendix G (Electricity Supplies Site List) and Appendix H (Gas Supplies Site List) of this report to be included in this procurement arrangement.
Agreed to the procurement of REGO (Renewable Energy Guarantees of Origin) certified green electricity for entire corporate and non-corporate (schools) portfolio. Noted that the indicative annual cost implication would be £ 31,000 (0.59% premium).
Noted in section 5.35 of the report, the price premium and the cost implication of procuring green gas certified by BMCs (Bio Methane Certificates). Biomethane does not directly reduce emissions in the borough and would add £339,627 to the annual procurement cost compared to conventional gas. The Greenwich Carbon Neutral Plan Evidence Base recommends that the priority should be reducing energy consumption and emissions before considering offsets. The Council has not previously procured green gas and consequently has no budget provision. The Council will review in the early stages of this new supply contract whether to make a strategic decision, in light of financial pressures, to procure green gas, noting the significant price premium (19.3%). If the Council elects to opt in to green gas this could be undertaken from April 2021, subject to funding being identified to cover the additional cost.
This decision is not subject to call-in