Energy Procurement and Sustainability
In partnership with LASER – Kent County Council’s commercial trading service.

For information only.

Energy procurement offer a service that is designed to meet the needs of schools and children’s centres for both energy management and procurement.

How can we help you?

  • Royal Greenwich procures its energy through LASER, a central purchasing body whose flexible procurement approach offers an advanced means with which to control the risk inherent in the energy market.
  • The current LASER energy contract runs until 30 September 2020 and schools are invited to opt in to this arrangement.
  • Supplies procured by LASER are either placed in to a fully managed or procurement only service option arrangement.
  • The decision on which procurement arrangement to place a supply in to is based on consumption. Both options provide:
    • The arrangement of energy contracts
    • assistance in establishing new sites, meters, disconnections and supply transfers
    • liaison with suppliers, including dispute and query resolution
  • Schools that have opted in to the Royal Greenwich' contract arrangement with LASER also benefit from:
    • Arrangement of Automatic Meter Reading devices to all eligible gas and electricity supplies, to ensure accurate billing and monitoring for electricity, gas and water consumption
    • Meter reading reminders for procurement only customers, to ensure that schools only pay for the energy they use and are not billed on estimated readings
    • Access to Royal Greenwich' energy management software for active consumption monitoring and forecasting
    • The initiation and resolution of queries and disputes with energy suppliers, where required
  • The Council's RE:FIT framework will commence operation in 2020. Royal Greenwich and RE:FIT can help your school:
    • Identify and guarantee cost savings
    • Acquire interest free loans to fund measures
    • Improve comfort and enhance the learning
    • Reduce greenhouse gas emissions and improve air quality
  • Energy conservation measures implemented:
    • Lighting replacement and upgrade, including LED lights and automatic occupancy controls
    • Electronic descaling of hot water system
    • Optimisation of the building management system
    • Insulation of valves and pipes in the plant room
    • Refrigeration motor control
    • programmable electronic thermostatic radiator valves throughout the school
    • Temperature and time controls for heaters


Current LASER framework will expire on 30 September 2020. Currently, Royal Greenwich is analysing all market options, including the 2020-2024 LASER framework

prior to expiry in September 2020, Royal Greenwich will inform schools of the new energy procurement option available

Visit RE:FIT for further information

All schools have already been contacted about whether they wish to continue with LASER for their energy procurement. Unless you have not yet returned your confirmation form you do not need to do anything.


Energy Procurement Contact
Tharinda Jagathsiri
Resources Team Leader
020 8921 5389

RE:FIT Contact
Sustainability Team
020 8921 5380