museums working together
to reduce energy costs

Saving Money Through Competitive Quotes

Project Info

Client Shakespeare Birthplace Trust
Skills Independent Charity

Project Description

shakespeareThe Shakespeare Birthplace Trust is an Independent Charity offering a unique Shakespeare centred experience. It has outstanding archive and library collections, inspiring educational and literary event programmes and five wonderful houses all directly relating to Shakespeare. The Trust is funded entirely by income generated through visitors, volunteers, donors and Friends. Like many independent museums, it receives no public subsidies or direct grant from government.

To ensure its energy costs are kept as low as possible, the Shakespeare Birthplace Trust joined the Energy Action Group and was provided with free no-obligation quotes, with all charges included. These quotes were extremely competitive and the Trust has accepted them for the next three years, meaning that they won’t be susceptible to any price hikes that occur during this time. The Shakespeare Birthplace Trust has chosen not to join a bulk buying energy group, but by joining the Energy Action Group and gaining more competitive energy quotes, it will be making a number of significant savings. One is illustrated below:-

Unit Charge before Unit Charge with the Energy Buying Group
Electricity 16.84p( per kWh) 11.004( per kWh)
Gas 5.75 ( per kWh) 2.898( per kWh)

 

Shakespeare Birthplace Trust was provided with free no-obligation quotes, all charges included, which they accepted for the next three years, meaning that they won’t be susceptible to any price hikes that occur during this time. This resulted in a number of significant savings (see above).