Funny Figures Won Contract
Heating/hot water £4.90 a week!
- All the heat and hot water a resident could need for just £4.90 a week. That’s the ridiculous figure used to win the contract to manage the system from Basildon Council. Repair and maintenance costs were to be £50 a year. That’s about the same as one call out by Thames Energy, and about one quarter of Basildon Council’s annual maintenance charge. Gas prices went up, but nowhere near as much that! Basildon Council knew the contract was a lemon, but they did nothing about it because the residents were paying for their mistakes. Paying, and paying, and paying.
Nominal Fuel use (kWh)/yr 26,000
Av. Cost p/KWh 0.98
Heat & HWS £254.8
Repair & Maintenance £50.0
Additional Electricity income/dwelling £21.21
Scheme cost/contribution £1,167,600
Unit cost or Contribution/dwelling £2,100
Average Weekly Charge £4.90