As autumn gets going and the chill descends, thoughts turn to the high cost of energy bills that most museums face each year. Heating costs are one of the biggest bills that museums have to pay, but this year, those bills might be a bit smaller thanks to gas prices being at their lowest level for six years.
A combination of an oversupply of Liquid Natural Gas (LNG), tumbling oil prices and a slump in the Asian gas market means that UK gas prices have hit a record low, and with around 47% of UK electricity being produced by gas – electricity prices are also looking very attractive right now too.
But to take advantage of these reduced energy costs, you must ensure that you are with the most competitive supplier and on the correct tariff. This can be a confusing and time consuming task, but the AIM Energy Action Group can provide all the free advice you need to help cut your energy bills.
“We would urge all museums who so far have not taken up this free service to request quotes now on all contracts coming to an end between now and late 2016,” said Ken Shaw, Head of Enterprise at AIM Energy Action Group. “It is extremely likely that prices will not get any better than they are now. Given the balance of risk and opportunity, we are recommending locking in long term prices whilst they are available.”
More information about AIM Energy Action Group
The AIM Energy Action Group is providing a new way for UK museums and heritage attractions to cut energy costs and gain energy advice. Working in partnership with DTA Wales and Touchstone Energy Services, the AIM Energy Action Group is delivering valuable energy services including procurement and energy management.
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