Decision details

The Council's Energy Procurement 2020-2024: moving towards net zero carbon emissions

Decision Maker: CABINET

Decision status: Recommendations Approved

Is Key decision?: Yes

Is subject to call in?: Yes




That Cabinet:


1.    Authorise the Council to enter into a Customer Access Agreement for the Pan London Energy Project (LEP) / Laser Frameworks (Y18002 & Y18003) to procure the Council’s gas and electricity for the supply period commencing April 2020. The framework end date is 30th September 2024 with an option to extend for a further year until 30th September 2025.


2.    Authorise the Council to enter into call off contracts with the suppliers under the framework: Corona Energy (gas) and Npower (electricity) for a supply period commencing 1st April 2020 for an initial period of two years and thereafter on a rolling basis until 31st March 2024 or framework end date unless terminated or extended under the provisions of the call off contract and framework customer access agreement. The estimated total cost of the contract is £18,399,246.


3.    Approve that the Council’s total electricity requirement be supplied under the terms of the framework and call off contract from REGO (Renewable Energy Guarantees of Origin) certified renewable sources at an estimated cost of £12k per annum (this cost is included in the estimated contract figure in recommendation 2).


4.    Authorise the Corporate Director of Finance, in consultation with the Leader of the Council and Cabinet Member for Finance, Property and Business Services, to allocate the Council’s energy supplies to an appropriate ‘risk product’ (energy buying strategy) offered under the framework and select an appropriate framework service fee.


Reasons for decision


Cabinet agreed to use the Pan London Energy Project Framework and energy contracts for its corporate energy supply that would mitigate the risk of increasing energy prices and deliver an enhanced service specification to support the Council’s energy management objectives.   


As part of this, Cabinet agreed the supply of ‘green’ certified 100% renewable electricity to support moving forward to meeting a net zero carbon emissions target and tackling climate change.


Alternative options considered and rejected


Cabinet could have decided not to renew energy contracts or that the Council undertake its own direct award, however, this would have exposed the Council to financial risk going forward and reduced benefits.


Officer to action:


Richard Coomber, Residents Services


Classification: Private


Whilst the Cabinet's decisions above are always made public, the officer report relating to this matter is not because it was considered in the private part of the meeting and contained information relating to the financial or business affairs of any particular person (including the Authority holding that information) and the public interest in withholding the information outweighed the public interest in disclosing it (exempt information under paragraph 3 of Part 1 of Schedule 12A to the Local Government (Access to Information) Act 1985 as amended.


Publication date: 09/12/2019

Date of decision: 14/11/2019

Decided at meeting: 14/11/2019 - CABINET

Effective from: 23/11/2019

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