Case study: Green gas in a gas procurement
The opening of the energy markets within gas procurement in France gave way for other companies that offers fossil gas. However energy procurements is only rising with slow pace. Most buyers were, and some still are, afraid of not having an adequate supply. Furthermore elected feared, for their part, too high costs
It appeared in reality that a supplier was able to offer up to 3% biogas with a very small additional cost through savings induced by the lower cost of the overall contract (very high reduction of the price for fossil part).
To take the least risk, Bourg en Bresse joint procurement authorized its suppliers to propose variants compared to fossil offer. Thus, one of the worlds largest petroleum companies, Total, made an offer with 3% biomethane in particularly advantageous financial conditions. For cons, the joint procurement was not obliged to follow if this alternative was too expensive and therefore this legal tool (variant) guaranteed to Bourg en Bresse to be sure to have gas, whatever the result of the consultation. Hence, the main conclusion of this first green gas procurement is that the variant clearly appeared as an excellent tool to reduce the risks and be sure to succeed without any additional cost.
For more information, contact
Laurent COGERINO, RAEE (Rhônalpénergie-Environnement),
email@example.com , 00 33 (0)4 72 56 33 50
Sophie COLLET, Bourg en Bresse
COLLETS@bourgenbresse.fr , 00 33 (0)4 74 24 49 14