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


Royal Borough of Greenwich has decided to use Laser Energy Framework for procurement of electricity and gas for the period 1st October 2020 - 30th September 2024. The services will be the same as the previous framework.

Schools that have expressed an interest in continuing or joining the Laser Framework services will receive a letter from Royal Borough of Greenwich in the first week of September. Kindly respond at your earliest.

If you have any queries, please email

Visit RE:FIT for further information.


Energy Procurement Contact
Tharinda Jagathsiri
Resources Team Leader
020 8921 5389

RE:FIT Contact
Sustainability Team

020 8921 5380