Public sector bodies can now take advantage of electricity direct from a renewable energy generator.
LASER, a division of Kent County Council’s Commercial Services, has created a system that allows public sector organisations to directly support and benefit from new wind and solar electricity generation, helping them work towards net-zero carbon targets.
Organisations could include county, unitary and district/borough councils as well as universities and NHS trusts.
The Dynamic Purchasing System (DPS) will allow organisations to use new green energy through Power Purchase Agreements, a contract whereby an organisation agrees to purchase electricity directly from a renewable energy generator, providing financial certainty to both the organisation and the generator.
Organisations will have control over electricity generation type – wind or solar, for example, length of contract and whether the generator is a new-build, driving new renewable generation in the county and further afield.
KCC’s Cabinet Member for Environment Susan Carey said, “Laser’s expertise and experience in providing energy to the public sector are second to none.
“Their Dynamic Purchasing System offers green energy that’s competitive in price, reliably sourced and simple to procure. It’s a great way to help reach Net Zero.
“This is just part of the support package available from Laser for public bodies working towards a zero-carbon future, alongside carbon footprinting, scenario modelling and frameworks to procure low-carbon products such as solar panels and LED lighting replacements.”
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