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EDF awarded multi-billion pound public sector electricity contract

The Crown Commercial Service has renewed its multi-billion pound electricity contract which will see EDF Energy continue to supply its services to thousands of public buildings and sites across central and local government. 

The four-year agreement, worth £1bn annually, covers around 8,000 sites including schools, the NHS, the Highways Agency and major cultural assets such as the National Gallery. 

Matt Denham, executive director for commercial delivery at the Crown Commercial Service, said: “This agreement will provide the public sector with a cost-effective solution for their electricity requirements. 

“Awarded following a competitive tender process, it will deliver improved value for the taxpayer whilst helping customers to use energy more efficiently and manage their demand to reduce their overall energy costs.”

As part of the deal, public sector customers will be offered expert advice on energy efficiency to help them reduce their energy consumption. In 2013, EDF Energy also won a 10-year contract to supply electricity to Network Rail – now a public sector organisation. 

Vincent de Rivaz, CEO of EDF Energy, said: “Our employees are proud to be able to provide electricity for many of Britain’s hospitals, schools and key public buildings. They can see a direct link between their hard work in power stations and the electricity used in their own communities and across the country.”

(Image: National Gallery - one of the buildings to be powered by EDF Energy as part of the contract awarded by Crown Commercial Service) 

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