Electricity Consumption and LEDs

“I would like to make a request under the Freedom of Information Act (2000) into electrical consumption and public lighting in your authority.

I have broken down the request into four primary sections:

 

Part 1:

Please provide a breakdown of the total amount of electricity consumed (in kWh) by your authority (for example, on local authority-owned buildings and services) for the year 2012 through to 2016 (or the most recently available five-year period).

From 2012-13 to 2015-16 DCC used 240,717,086 kWh for corporate property and street lighting

 

Part 2:

  1. Please provide a breakdown of the total expenditure (in GBP) on electricity used by your authority (for example, on local authority-owned buildings and services) for the year 2012 through to 2016 (or the most recently available five-year period). Please see the below table:-
  2. Please provide a breakdown of the total expenditure (in GBP) on all energy used by your authority (for example, on local authority-owned buildings and services) for the year 2012 through to 2016 (or the most recently available five-year period). Please see the below table:-
2012/132013/142014/152015/162016/17Total
Electricity£3,869,998£3,872,874£3,863,105£3,505,074£3,149,103£18,260,154
Gas£2,104,813£1,993,124£1,877,701£1,410,075£1,076,221£8,461,933
Oil Fuel£453,023£388,375£256,598£166,914£212,891£1,477,801
Solid Fuel£72,075£57,431£67,690£71,735£71,381£340,311
Total£6,499,907£6,311,805£6,065,094£5,153,798£4,509,596£28,540,199

 

Part 3:

Please provide the proportion of the public lighting in your authority that is LED-based? (Please provide as a percentage and, if possible, the total number of LED and non-LED lights across the authority).

The information you request is not recorded.  Devon County Council (DCC) can confirm, however, that currently 18% of street lighting has been converted to LEDs.

Please provide the proportion of the public lighting in your authority that is connected LED lighting? By connected we mean lighting that is connected to allow features such as automated or remotely controlled adjustments to the lighting, data collection or integration with other systems in a building or town. (Please provide as a percentage and, if possible, the total number of connected LED lights across the authority).

This information is not recorded.

 

Part 4:

Please provide the proportion of the electricity consumed by your authority (for example, on local authority-owned buildings and services) that comes from renewable sources.

In 2015-16 0.3% of DCCs electricity consumption came from on-site renewable energy and 16% of our grid supplied electricity was from renewable sources.