Information request regarding energy details for council buildings

The request was partially successful.

David Stansfield

Dear Manchester City Council,

I'd be grateful if you can provide me with the following information under the Freedom of Information Act 2000.

1. A list of business/commercial premises owned or leased to the council. Please include;
Full address inc. Postcode
Gas supply details (MPRN)
Gas usage, kwh per year
Gas rates paid
Electric supply details (MPAN)
Electric usage, kwh per year
Electric rates paid
Current Suppliers
Contract end dates

2. Name, position and email address of the staff responsible for the arrangements of energy contracts/purchasing, together with the telephone number for the department (direct dial not expected given GDPR.)

I trust all is in order and thank you in advance for your help.

Yours faithfully,

David Stansfield

Information Compliance, Manchester City Council

Dear David
Re: Request for Information - Reference No: STR / BPHJVN
Thank you for your request for information received by Manchester City
Council on 11 May 2020.
Please note that it may take up to 20 working days ( 9 June 2020) for the
Council to consider your request and to provide a formal response.   

Please note that Manchester City Council is currently handling a large
volume of business critical work aimed towards the protection and
safeguarding of at risk groups during the COVID-19 outbreak.
Accordingly, Freedom of Information/subject access requests made to
Manchester City Council during the COVID-19 outbreak may have a longer
response period than that stated above. The response that you
receive may also not be complete in whole or in part. This is because:

* Responding to your request may require business area resource
which is currently directed towards direct aid of members of the
public during the COVID-19 outbreak. Directing resources towards
responding to your request could result in vital care of service
not being delivered, and may expose individuals to COVID-19;
* Under central government guidance to help prevent the spread of
COVID-19, all Manchester City Council staff who are able to are
working from home until further notice. As such they may not be
able to get hold of certain information which cannot be accessed
remotely, and accessing it would potentially expose the
individual to COVID-19

If this timescale needs to be extended to consider an exemption you will
be notified and kept informed. 
If you have any queries, please do not hesitate to contact me. 
Kindest regards,

Jerry Frys

Legal Officer
Democratic Services Legal Team
Manchester City Council
Legal Services
PO Box 532 Town Hall
M60 2LA



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Amanda J Boyle, Manchester City Council

Dear David Stansfield

Thank you for your request for information, which was received by
Manchester City Council on 11th May 2020 and has been considered under the
provisions of the Freedom of Information Act 2000 (“the 2000 Act”).

Refusal - exceeds cost limit

It is estimated that the statutory cost limit of £450 (which is calculated
as being approximately 2.5 days of a council officer's time to determine
whether the Council holds the information and to locate, retrieve and
extract it) will be exceeded if the Council supplied the requested
information to you. If you require more information about the Council’s
Fees & Charges Policy, this may be downloaded from
If you do not have internet access and require a paper copy, please let me

The 2000 Act does not oblige the Council to comply with requests that
exceed the statutory cost limit. If you are able to modify or narrow the
scope of your request, it may be possible to provide the information you
require without exceeding the statutory limit

The council can however offer you a summary that can be provided within
cost limit, if this satisfies your request please let me know

Energy contract summary as follows:

MCC Main Gas contract comprises:
109,834,000 kWh;  438 MPRs.
£2,609,367.54  (Estimated 2020-21 contract)
Supplier: GAZPROM
End date 31st March 2022

MCC Main Electricity contracts comprise:
HH Contract  67,419,902 kWh, 260 MPANs
£9,533,368 (Estimated 2020-21 contract)
Supplier: Npower
End date 30th September 2021

NHH Contract  12,471,819 kWh, 1126 MPANs
£1,834,376 (Estimated 2020-21 contract)
Supplier: SSE
End date 30th September 2021

UMS Contract  9,585,620 kWh, 8 MPANs
£1,378,796 (Estimated 2020-21 contract)
Supplier: HAVEN
End date 31st March 2021

If you require any further advice or assistance please contact Walter
Dooley on 07788978723

If you are modifying or narrowing the scope of your request this will be
treated as a new request and dealt with in accordance with the time limits
specified in the 2000 Act.

Please note if you are not satisfied with this response you may ask for an
internal review. If you wish an internal review to be undertaken you
should contact the Democratic Services Legal Team, whose address is, PO
Box 532, Town Hall, Manchester, M60 2LA, email:
[2][MCC request email] in the first instance. A copy
of the Council’s information rights complaint procedure can be downloaded
If you do not have internet access and require a paper copy, please let me

If you are not content with the outcome of the internal review process,
you have the right to apply directly to the Information Commissioner for a

The Information Commissioner can be contacted at:

Information Commissioner's Office
Wycliffe House
Water Lane

Tel: 0303 123 1113
Fax: 01625 524510

If you have any queries about this letter please contact me. Please
remember to quote the reference number above in any future communications.

Yours sincerely

Richard Munns
Head of Corporate Estate and Facilities
Strategic Development Directorate
Manchester City Council
Sent By:
Amanda Boyle
Business Support Lead
Corporate Estates Team
Growth and Development Directorate
Manchester City Council
PO Box 532 Town Hall
M60 2LA
E-mail a.boyle@.[5]
Postal address:
Corporate Estates Team
Strategic Development Directorate
Manchester City Council
PO Box 532 Town Hall
M60 2LA
Office Location:
Level 8, Town Hall Extensions
Lloyd Street
M2 5DB

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