Energy4housingAssociation

Energy: Consumption, Costs, and CSR

At a time when the Big Six are promising 5% discounts on energy bills for residential energy consumers, the same residents can enjoy savings of up to 20% on gas bills and 10% on electricity bills, compared to a year ago, if their energy is bought by their managing agent or housing association on their behalf.

This is made possible by tendering the energy requirements of a large portfolio, where the energy consumption is so much greater, rather than offering a supplier one small meter, for example. Efficiency through scalability is what it’s all about: the more KWhs, the sharper the price.

It can be a long road to a fully cleansed site list as many of these multi-site companies have no centralised process for agreeing supply contracts, with a number of individuals authorised to sign contracts with whichever supplier tickles their fancy.

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