If the predicted El Nino takes place this winter, as recent news reports have suggested, then the colder than average temperatures will have us all turning up the thermostat. With meteorologists predicting a very cold and snowy winter this year, this will inevitably increase both demand and pricing of gas and electricity.
Even during more temperate winters, energy bills are one of the biggest expenses for museums and heritage sites, but AIM members can benefit from reduced energy costs due to gas prices being at their lowest level for six years, with the support of the AIM Energy Action Group.
AIM’s partners on the scheme, DTA Wales, can approach energy suppliers on your behalf and source free, no obligation energy quotes to save you time and to enable your museum to get a quote as part of a bulk energy buying group. Over 100 AIM members have already signed up to the scheme, saving thousands of pounds in the process.
Despite the anticipated extreme weather this winter – it’s not all bad news. The current global oversupply of Liquid Natural Gas (LNG) combined with low oil prices and a slump in the Asian gas market means that UK gas prices have hit a record low and the AIM Energy Action Group can source the most competitive prices for you. AIM EAG can find you the most competitive supplier and with approximately 47% of UK electricity being produced by gas, you can make savings on your electric bills too.
“At the moment, both gas and electricity prices are still at their lowest for some time and we are strongly advising all museums who have electricity and gas contracts ending between now and next July to secure low long term prices now before the normal increases that happen each winter occur,” said Ken Shaw, Head of Enterprise at the AIM Energy Action Group.
You can find out more about AIM Energy Action Group on the website
Tel: 029 2025 9560