Essentia’s LED lighting and battery storage frameworks go live

Winning contractors are named

The new Essentia frameworks will enable NHS trusts to procure LED lighting and battery storage frameworks

Essentia Trading has announced the winning contractors for two new energy-saving frameworks that offer unique savings guarantees for NHS trusts and other public-sector organisations.

The Essentia LED Lighting Framework and the Essentia Battery Storage Framework will enable trusts to procure public sector-compliant suppliers for their energy-saving projects.

Both frameworks guarantee that if the expected cost savings are not reached within the contract period, the supplier will have to pay the difference.

Suppliers have been appointed for up to four years after a rigorous selection process.

Details of the frameworks and the winning contractors are as follows:

> Essentia LED Lighting Framework

A free-to-use, UK-wide lighting framework that helps public sector clients to deliver cost, carbon and ongoing maintenance savings, as well as improve environments and lighting services.

Flexible in its approach, contracts can be awarded via both direct award or mini-competition. This is the only lighting-specific framework to offer a savings guarantee.

There are seven winning suppliers on the framework. They are:

  • E.ON
  • Ecolite
  • Thorlux Lighting
  • Blackbourne
  • Gamma Group
  • Energy Saving Lighting (ESL)
  • Energys Group

Essentia Battery Storage Framework

A free-to-access battery storage framework that supports public sector clients in procuring battery storage solutions to reduce fixed and variable charges.

The framework has several suppliers on it that can implement computer-controlled battery storage solutions enabling organisations to reduce Triad charges, DUoS charges, Capacity Market Charges, and utilise grid incentives such as Firm Frequency Response.

There are six winning suppliers on this framework:
  • Bouygues Energies and Services
  • red T Energy Storage
  • Centrica Business Solutions
  • Powerstar
  • EDF Energy
  • Veolia

Since 2014, Essentia has helped deliver over £18m of energy savings for 19 NHS trusts, 27 acute hospitals and over 30 community-based sites.

Alexandra Hammond, sustainability director at Essentia, said: “The NHS currently spends more than £540m on energy every year, but could be making significant savings by installing technologies such as LED lighting and smart energy management systems”.

“The major benefit of using an Essentia framework is that all projects come with a savings guarantee and built-in business case.

“We take away the complexity of energy saving procurement and provide a fast route to market and provide advice and guidance throughout the procurement process to ensure clients secure the best partners for their projects.”

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