Tag Archives: School energy review

Beacon School

The Beacon School had been procuring energy through multiple suppliers for some years. Not proactively managed this had left the school with numerous contracts, differing end dates and management issues relating to their energy bills. Renewals had been missed on a number of occasions and this had resulted in them incurring unnecessary costs on “out of contract rates” imposed by the suppliers.

Keen to get a grip of their energy procurement, costs and management they engaged Fidelity Energy.

We went to our suppliers looking to streamline the school’s supply contracts. Our overall aim was to simplify the way the school was billed for their energy. At the time, the market was on the rise, so, being proactive we looked to buy at a long-term locked-in price to secure the price.

This would provide the school with budget certainty for a significant period and prevent their bills from being effected by future energy price rises.

With Fidelity Energy’s market expertise and skilled team it didn’t take long to identify the best deal for the school. The end result was to deliver a single supplier for each gas and electricity contract, with co-terminus end dates. Meaning that renewals were simple and the price was locked in.

This left the school with the peace of mind that their energy costs were set for the foreseeable future and they could allocate the savings to other resources. Fidelity continues to supply proactive energy management to the school, ensuring long-term good energy management.

They said:

Jim Sanderson

Facilities Manager

From the start Fidelity Energy were engaging and understood our requirements as a school very quickly. The solution has allowed focus to remain on my day to day in the knowledge the school’s energy procurement is in safe hands. The process was very simple and efficient and would recommend their services from my own experience

Sir William Ramsay School

The Sir William Ramsay School in Buckinghamshire is a long-established, specialist school for visual arts. Though it has a strong academia it prides itself on its specialist status.

A short while ago the school got in touch with Fidelity Energy as they looked to reduce their energy costs. With some 1000 students the school is large with numerous facilities almost all requiring power, heating and gas on a daily basis.

As such the school’s energy bills were a significant expenditure and it was important to them to save money. The school wanted to be able to re-allocate money into more education-essential resources without altering their energy usage.

We asked the school to provide us with copies of their energy bills – and we did the rest from there. Assessing their current suppliers, comparing them against the rates we could get from our suppliers for the same usage and coming up with some realistic options for them to make the switch.

Overall, we were able to demonstrate a saving of 28% on their energy bills across the board.

They said:

Mr K Nelson

Estates & Buildings Manager, Sir William Ramsay School

Towards the latter end of December 2015, we engaged in conversation with Fidelity Energy to look for a way forward, as to how we can reduce our energy costs. From the very first meeting Fidelity Energy showed an in-depth knowledge of the subject and easily explained in a non-technical language. The process, in a nut shell, was to simply supply a small number of paid invoices to Fidelity who would then come back with their findings and proposal. No further input from us. The result showed an amazing potential to reduce our costs, this we took. All the work required was handled by Fidelity Energy in a very professional way, dealing with existing suppliers and new alike.

I would most certainly encourage any user to explore this route, as the cost of finding out is zero, but the savings could be thousands.