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 Touchstone Services, the AIM Energy Action Group is providing a way for museums and heritage attractions of all sizes to:
Review energy bills
Work with an energy management company to gain competitive quotes
Join a bulk energy buying basket to reduce costs further
Rising energy costs are an ongoing issue for museums. To move forward as sustainable organisations, museums need to explore ways of reducing energy costs, and ultimately, energy consumption. In the first instance, the AIM Energy Action Group will enable your museum to tackle costs.
All AIM members are welcome to join the scheme and get free, no obligation energy quotes. The Energy Buying Group has a proven track record of providing unbeatable quotes for its members; quotes which were otherwise unavailable to individual organisations.
So how does business energy collective purchasing actually work?
Once a year Touchstone run a group energy buying basket (The AIM Energy Action Group) in conjunction with other like-minded organisations with contracts starting at the same time. The principle is simple, but it relies on good buying relationships and well organised bulk tendering. Participation carries no additional cost and members are free to choose the offer that suits them best. You’ll find that group buying can really cut energy costs and provide additional cash-flow to help your museum grow. Take a look at our Energy Action Group Frequently Asked Questions page for more details.
How do I sign up?
Joining the AIM Energy Action Group is free of charge, and the group will manage all the negotiations in getting the best energy prices for you, leaving you free to run your museum.
To join the AIM Energy Action group, all you need to do is complete a Letter of Authority and send it, along with a scanned copy of your latest energy bill to the AIM Energy Action Group. You can download the Letter of Authority at the bottom of this page.
What is the Letter of Authority?
The Letter of Authority gives Touchstone Services authority to review your current energy bill and negotiate an energy contract on your behalf. To complete the Letter of Authority you need to print a copy onto your organisation’s headed paper, sign it and send a scanned version back to the AIM Energy Action Group, along with a copy of your latest energy bill.
What happens next?
Touchstone Services will review your bill, contact your current supplier and check your total usage. When they contact your current supplier they will request that you are not put on a higher tariff as you enter your contract renewal period; this is known as terminating your contract. You might find your current supplier sends a new quote at this point, but you do not need to sign up for a new contract unless you choose to. If you do decide to change energy suppliers, you will not be cut off!
Touchstone Services will be in contact with free, no obligation cheaper energy quotes which you can sign up for as an individual organisation. Following this you will be able to join the energy basket at the next contract end date and enjoy even cheaper energy costs.
To find out more about the AIM Energy Action Group, please contact: