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Energising procurement: National energy procurement category strategy

Energy is one of the largest controllable overheads in many council buildings. To insulate councils from wider energy price trends, and to benefit from the huge opportunities presented by new energy technologies and business models, councils must look to gain greater control over this spend. 

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Financial savings can be maximised if you are not solely concerned with the unit price of energy. By investing in energy efficiency, improving energy procurement practices, and participating more actively in the energy market.

This strategy is designed to provide an overview of these opportunities, with ideas for how councils can minimise their costs and maximise the benefits for their local communities through their energy procurement actions.