Only a few days to go: We’re raising £25,000 to keep TheyWorkForYou running and make sure people across the UK can hold their elected representatives to account.

Donate to our crowdfunder

Energy

Education written question – answered on 2nd July 2012.

Alert me about debates like this

Photo of Caroline Flint Caroline Flint Shadow Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change

To ask the Secretary of State for Education whether his Department switched its (a) gas or (b) electricity supplier in any of the last 10 years.

Photo of Tim Loughton Tim Loughton The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Education

The Department for Education was formed in May 2010 and uses the Government Procurement Service's (formerly Buying Solutions) framework agreement for its energy supplies. It has not switched its gas or electricity supplier during this period.

The Government Procurement Service's framework agreement delivers pan-Government energy supplies through the Official Journal of the European Union (OJEU) competitive tender process. The utility contracts are typically four years in duration with the option to extend by one year.

The Department is in the first year of a four-year agreement, with the option to extend for a further year.

The Department uses E.ON for its electricity supplies for its property in Histon. The energy provision for this site is currently being transferred to the Government Procurement Service's framework agreement.

Since its formation the Department has achieved significant reductions in its energy consumption. Between May 2010-11 and 2011-12 these reductions were 7% in electricity and 32% in gas consumption.

Does this answer the above question?

Yes0 people think so

No0 people think not

Would you like to ask a question like this yourself? Use our Freedom of Information site.