We are delighted to announce that AIM is launching a new initiative to support member museums and heritage organisations to reduce their energy costs through bulk buying their energy supplies.
Museums and heritage organisations, like all businesses across the UK, are facing rising costs in energy. Searching the energy market to find the most competitive quotes can be very time consuming. It can also be complicated if you have contracts with more than one supplier, or contracts across a number of different sites. The AIM Energy Action Group can undertake this work on your organisation’s behalf.
The AIM Energy Action Group, is a partnership with DTA Wales and Touchstone Services and offers a range of services to make reducing your energy costs as simple as possible, including:
- Reviewing your current bill and supply costs
- Providing competitive, no obligation energy quotes
- Providing an opportunity to join a bulk buying energy basket
The AIM Energy Action Group can review your current energy contract and establish whether you are over paying. As an energy contract comes to an end, it is usual for an organisation to be put onto a higher ‘out of contract’ tariff. The AIM Energy Action Group will be able to review your tariff and explore the market for more competitive quotes. All quotes offered by the AIM EAG are free, and there is no obligation to take them up. If you do take up a contract through this initiative, you will also be offered the opportunity to join a bulk buying energy group and reduce your energy costs further.
Many commercial and third sector organisations are coming together to work with energy brokers to reduce costs. Some AIM members, such as the Shakespeare Birthplace Trust, have already benefitted from being part of an Energy Action Group and have taken up new energy contracts that are saving them considerable amounts of money. Other organisations have moved into bulk buying groups and are making more savings on their energy contracts.
The AIM Energy Action Group is easy to join and is free to all AIM members. Membership of AIM starts from as little as £40 a year and is open to all museums, galleries and heritage attractions, including local authority museums. As well as access to the AIM Energy Action Group, those who join will get all the other benefits of AIM’s advice and support on income generation, volunteering and many other areas. More information is available on AIM’s website.