Public Power Solutions, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Swindon Borough Council, has said that it is launching the UK’s first public sector energy procurement platform for new projects. The New Energy Dynamic Framework, announced on 2 October, will allow any public sector body to access a portal of pre-qualified suppliers that have the skills and expertise for the design, funding, construction, development and operation of embedded energy generation projects throughout the EU. This includes solar, battery storage and electric vehicle charging. Public Power Solutions said that the platform will complete and score tenders within 15 working days, saving time and money.
Steve Cains, Head of Power Solutions, said: ‘We are simplifying the process for organisations from councils to Universities to procure a range of integrated energy technologies and services across the board, from finance to O&M. Smoothing the path for the public sector at a time when public sector budgets are really squeezed, we’ll be saving them both time and money.’