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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Weekday 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 shouldn't vary between days of the week and even between weekdays and weekends.

If there is a big variation it often suggests that there is an opportunity to reduce baseload by find out what is causing the baseload to be higher on certain days of the week than others, and switch off whatever is causing the difference.

Consumers of out of hours electricity include

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

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