We recently conducted a procurement competition for the Lower Dauphin School District, a midsized suburban public school district located in central Pennsylvania.

BACKGROUND

LDSD has facilities located in two disparate Utilities – Met-Ed and PPL, and they were interested in exploring the inclusion of Green Power, as well.

THE PROCESS

We ran the pricing through The Energy Exchange – our best-in-class procurement process, and we structured the RFP to include the following:

  • Price each Utility separately
  • Price for both Utilities aggregated together
  • 40% Green aggregated
  • 40% Green Met-Ed only to meet LEED requirements

Supplier participation – as usual – was vigorous: we had twelve Suppliers compete for the contract(s).

THE OUTCOME

At the end of the event, the best pricing option was to sign separate contracts for each utility, and the savings were equally impressive:

  • The PPL locations saved a remarkable 30%: almost $400,000 over the 3-year life of the contract.
  • Similarly, the Met-Ed locations saved 27%, and this included 40% Green Power.

 Total annual savings (compared to their prior contract):  $165,000 annually and $496,000 over the 3-year term

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