Information on New Gas Energy Contracts
Walsall council have agreed to extend the current utilities contract for a 12 month period. Prices will be confirmed shortly once the final documentation has been agreed and signed. The contract terms will remain the same as the previous year. The Unit rate information will be published via the school link portal. An estimated 12% increase is predicated due to the market conditions for both gas and electricity, once we have received an accurate figure we will update all parties.
Moving forward Walsall Council are employing an energy brokerage to review the energy portfolio, usage patterns and to develop a long term energy strategy. This information will assist in the procurement of new gas and electricity contracts from April 2020 for up to a 4 to 5 year period.
Further communications will be sent out once units rates have been agreed, the gas supplier Total Gas and Power via ESPO will be sending out contracts for the new 12 month contract. We request that when schools sign the documents and return them to Total Gas and Power a copy for confirmation purposes is sent to Walsall Councils IFM team at firstname.lastname@example.org. This will enable us to have accurate information for when the new long term contracts are developed.
The electricity contract will remain as is via Walsall Council. If a school wishes not to renew the electric contract through the Council then we will require notification no later than the 13 March 2019, there will be no exit available from the contract until the end of the 12 month period. If we have no notification it will be presumed that the school wishes to remain within the council’s electric contract provision.
Your assistance in this matter is greatly appreciated.