Energy

Transport written question – answered on 4th July 2012.

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

To ask the Secretary of State for Transport

(1) whether her Department has switched its (a) gas or (b) electricity supplier in any of the last 10 years;

(2) which energy supplier supplies her Department with (a) gas and (b) electricity;

(3) how much her Department has spent on its (a) gas and (b) electricity bills in each of the last 10 years.

Photo of Norman Baker Norman Baker The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Transport

The Department for Transport procures 95% of its gas and electricity from suppliers on the Government Procurement Services (GPS) Framework for Energy. The table below shows the GPS energy suppliers that supply the Department with its (a) gas, (b) electricity, and (c) utilities (where we are unable to identify if this is gas or electricity spend). In addition, the table shows spend on some legacy contracts not placed via the Framework for Energy (or its predecessors). The Department will switch from these legacy contracts to GPS suppliers) as soon as possible.

(a) Gas
  Corona Energy Legacy Contracts Total
2007/08 £374,112 £0 £374,112
2008/09 £612,907 £0 £612,907
2009/10 £288,328 £0 £288,328
2010/11 £493,214 £0 £493,214
2011/12 £501,929 £0 £501,929
(b) Electricity
  EDF Energy British Gas Legacy Contracts Total
2007/08 £7,260,597 £916,572 £1,683,431 £9,860,600(1)
2008/09 £26,715,740 £2,248,497 £281,465 £29,245,702
2009/10 £20,590,389 £2,938,456 £673,287 £24,202,132
2010/11 £20,673,641 £2,342,832 £2,394,905 £25,411,378
2011/12 £20,524,183 £2,633,443 £0 £23,157,626
(c) Utilities
  EDF Energy/British Gas Corona Energy Legacy Contract Total
2007/08 £0 £0 £0 £0
2008/09 £0 £0 £0 £0
2009/10 £0 £0 £2,959,476 £2,959,476
2010/11 £0 £0 £1,190,372 £1,190,372

The Department does not hold information prior to 2007.

(1) The figure for electricity spend in 2007/08 does not include Highways Agency expenditure for the Roads Programme, which is included in the answers for 2008/09-2010/11.

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