Your school's weekly electricity use in the Summer 2021 holidays increased by 14% compared to the Summer 2020 holidays.

Our analysis

The Problem
Your weekly electricity consumption in the Summer 2021 holidays was 5,600 kWh compared with 4,900 kWh during the Summer 2020 holidays.  The percentage increase was about 14%.

Common causes
This can be caused by:
  • Appliances and lights left on when the school is closed
  • New appliances or lights recently added.

What you should do
  • Find out whether the school has purchase new electrical equipment. Remember to check in offices and kitchens, as well as the classrooms. Use appliance monitors to understand the energy use of any new electrical equipment.
  • Find out whether the school was used for extra activities over Summer 2021. These may have caused more electricity to be used. 
  • Carry out a spot check to see if lights or equipment are left on after school, when the building is empty.

Taking action