The London Borough of Merton has signed a four year contract, with an estimated contract value of £3.5 million, for the supply and management of gas to 110 council sites.
The flexible gas contract will enable the south west London borough to buy and sell gas to fulfil its requirements according to market and price signals.
The agreement, with Gazprom Energy, will also provide the borough with energy consumption data so that it can efficiently manage gas expenditure along with other costs.
Richard Neal, Energy Administration Officer at London Borough of Merton says: “Since we have 110 different sites and a varied set of energy needs, it’s crucial that our gas supplier is flexible to our individual requirements. Gazprom Energy allows us to easily manage our gas consumption and account for costs in our wider business processes; a responsibility that would be a lot more burdensome without the service Gazprom Energy provides us with.”
Mark Doyle, senior corporate account manager at Gazprom Energy, said: “Having worked with the public sector previously, we know how complex the energy portfolio is for local authorities, given that they have to provide for a whole range of facilities. By giving London Borough of Merton real-time access to consumption data, we can ensure that it is efficient in its gas use.”