School Comparison Tool

This tool allows you to compare the energy performance of a number of schools within a Local Authority group or across the whole of Energy Sparks. The aim is to allow you to identify the best and worst performing schools to provide examples of best practice and to identify the schools needing the most support to improve their energy management.

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Stages of education

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Seasonal baseload variation

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A school's baseload is the power it consumes out of hours when the school is unoccupied.

In general, in general with very few exceptions the baseload in the winter should be very slimiar to the summer. In practice many school accidently leave electrically powered heating-related equipment on overnight whe the school is unoccupied.

Identifying and turning off or better timing such equipment is a quick way of saving electricity and costs.

Consumers of out of hours electricity include

This breakdown excludes electricity consumed by storage heaters and solar PV.

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