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Council seeks delivery partners for proposed energy supply partnership

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Local organisations in the energy sector are being asked to express an interest in working with a prospective energy supplier in a potential partnership with Shropshire Council.

Shropshire Council’s Cabinet agreed last week to seek to form a partnership with an energy supply company, to help generate additional income for the council. The council will shortly carry out an open procurement process to identify a potential partner.

In the meantime it is seeking prospective delivery partners.

Interested organisations are being invited to register their interest on the Shropshire Council website – click here. The deadline is Monday 2 November 2015.

Their details will then be held on the council’s database and made available to the prospective energy supply partners that apply for the energy supply procurement opportunity.

Steve Charmley, Shropshire Council’s Cabinet member for business growth, said:

“We’ll shortly be looking to procure an energy supply partner with the specialist skills and capabilities to supply energy, and to operate an energy supply scheme for residents and businesses in the area.

“This partnership would help to generate income for the council, but also deliver a range of other important benefits for the council, and for the people of Shropshire.

“In the meantime, we invite local potential delivery partners to express an interest in working with the proposed new partnership.”

Under the council’s plans, the new partnership would provide competitively-priced energy, giving some stability to the local energy market and a better deal for Shropshire residents.

It would also help to deliver a range of other benefits, including stimulating economic development, addressing fuel poverty and environmental issues, and making savings through energy efficiencies.