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Health Care & Education

Providing an OJEU energy procurement framework designed to deliver reduced cost and improved standard of service for NHS Trust, Healthcare and Education sectors.


Managing Health Care & Education Energy Costs

In the past, health care and education organisations have understandably, focused on budget certainty. Today’s challenges require budget holders to also minimise costs wherever possible. Trident’s OJEU compliant framework including multiple suppliers, provides a competitive environment for each contract renewal. Along with our innovative risk management strategies, this has proven to deliver both budget certainty, and crucially, lower prices.

That’s only the start. All suppliers on the framework have agreed to deliver services to a set of stringent KPI’s, reducing time and hassle resulting in a much-improved customer experience.

With around 60% of electricity costs now associated with levies and system (delivery) charges, Trident will undertake a thorough analysis of your consumption profile and provide realistic and cost effective ways to reduce, and in some cases, eliminate many of these costs.

Our robust invoice validation service allows us to manage, audit and recover energy costs often resulting in refunds well in to six figures.

What our clients think

Blackpool and the Fylde College procured the services of Trident to write an assessment report on the potential skills gaps in and around Lancashire in the energy sector. The report focused on linking the Lancashire Enterprise Partnership (LEP) priorities and identifying the key markets where the College could develop a successful curriculum portfolio and also mapped various energy industry requirements and proposed a course structure under a number of key areas of potential such as trailblazers.

Ian C Barker - Director of Capital Projects & Infrastructure - Blackpool and The Fylde College

Lower energy output for shop floor lighting in River Island


Smart Buyer Energy Management Solution

Provides a three-year forward forecast of energy costs based on live market data and detailed evaluation of non-commodity charges. In addition access to a market pricing hub is provided; ‘Trade Charts’ highlight the volume of energy purchased; performance is charted against pre-agreed caps and targets and access to historic invoices is available, with a PDF copy available for download.

‘Smart Buyer’ solution

We help our Retail and Finance clients reduce costs at over 15,000 locations. A typical ‘Smart Buyer’ solution for clients in this sector would include:

Invoice Verification

Our verification process and supporting software enable our expert cost analysis team to process your invoices efficiently as well as ensuring complete accuracy.

Query Resolution

Saving you time and significant administrative hassle, we will manage all invoice queries directly with your appointed energy suppliers, recovering overcharges where required. Our bespoke query reporting will also ensure that you are kept informed.

Sustainability Advisor

We can provide you with the expertise that you require in order to evaluate and implement the sustainable energy options available for your business. We are dedicated to helping our customers to contribute to a greener and more sustainable future.

Efficiency Advisor

Expert advice and project management assistance to drive down unnecessary energy consumption. Your assigned efficiency advisor will provide all the support and advice required, together with the ability to undertake detailed on-site audits and a full report detailing the potential opportunities to reduce energy usage and save money.

Compliance Advisor

A dedicated member of our Compliance Team will ensure that you comply with legislation, where required and maintain the appropriate documentation. Trident will provide the expert advice you need in order to firstly establish whether or not legislation impacts on your business and then support you in ensuring compliance. Accredited CIBSE Low Carbon Consultants, we can deliver support across a wide range of compliance requirements such as CCA’s, CRC. EUETS, ESOS, TM44, DEC’s, ISO50001 etc.

Energy Focus Group

We can establish an Energy Focus Group to meet on a quarterly basis and to ensure that all areas of energy cost reduction are considered and reviewed regularly. Typically the Energy Focus group would involve key stakeholders from your business (Financial Director, Procurement Manager, Engineering / Facilities Manager, Environmental Manager etc.), together with the appropriate expert team from Trident.

Smart Metering

Fully managed smart meter roll out to enable you to benefit from more accurate billing and the ability to scrutinise your energy usage patterns and implement efficiency measures, where practical.

Portfolio Management

A comprehensive portfolio management service, ensuring that your site portfolio is accurately maintained, supply contracts are rationalised, terminations issued as required and site acquisitions, disposals and changes are handled on your behalf.


Pulse Portal

Our Pulse platform provides all your portfolio and budget information in one place so that you don’t need to go searching through spreadsheets, invoices and e-mails to understand what’s happening with your energy spend and portfolio. Pulse gives you control over:

  • The price you pay for energy & water
  • Budget forecasting
  • Synchronise your budget forecast to a long-term procurement strategy
  • Forecast the impact of every price change over 3 years to give you control over when to buy
  • Portfolio changes and your sites contractual position
Case Studies

River Island

River Island’s success in a crowded fashion market has meant more than a decade of expansion and store relocations. But not every area of the business has found expansion a comfortable experience.

Case Studies

The Guardian

A £45,000 reduction in Climate Change Levy payments is big news for The Guardian.

Case Studies


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We are specialists in all types of commercial energy. Speak to us today to see how our unique 360° service can benefit your business and individual needs reducing energy costs and optimise energy efficiency.

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