EDF guarantee Morrisons £1m savings

The UK’s largest producer of low-carbon electricity, EDF Energy, has made a three year deal with supermarket chain Morrisons. The contract brings together energy procurement and energy services expertise under […]

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By Tom Gibson

The UK’s largest producer of low-carbon electricity, EDF Energy, has made a three year deal with supermarket chain Morrisons. The contract brings together energy procurement and energy services expertise under one agreement.

Sid Cox, Director of B2B at EDF Energy, said: “EDF Energy guaranteeing the first £1 million of Morrisons’ energy savings underlines our confidence in delivering energy management projects that make a real difference to our customer’s bottom line. Our energy services team will work hand in hand with the Morrisons Property and Development Department on project delivery with an aim of saving at least £3.5m during 2011 through new energy saving initiatives.”

The integrated partnership will see EDF Energy and Morrisons work together in three strategic areas to help meet the supermarket chain’s energy targets:

-Smart procurement

-Energy saving technology solutions

-Investment in staff energy efficiency awareness

Terry Hartwell, Morrisons Group Property Director, said: “With a network of 448 stores and rising, electricity costs represent a significant overhead for Morrisons. It makes sound commercial sense for us to work with EDF Energy and we are very confident that this collaborative approach will deliver great results for Morrisons.”

Morrisons aim to reduce their total carbon footprint by 30% by 2020.