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St Andrew's house electricity costs: FOI release

Information request and response under the Freedom of Information (Scotland) Act 2002


Information requested

Why the lighting in St Andrew's House was on at 21:00 during the week and to determine the cost of electricity at St Andrew's House over the last three years.

Response

In St Andrew’s House there are a number of building management actions taking place each evening, including building cleaning, maintenance and security measures which would account for the building being lit up. At the time of your request, cleaners were operating in the building until 22:00 Monday to Friday. St Andrew’s House is also equipped with sensor controlled lighting which will only come on if there is someone moving around in the area and will automatically switch off when no motion is detected.

The cost of electricity for St Andrew’s House was £428,162 from January 2019 – December 2021, a breakdown of costs is shown below:                                          

St Andrew's House Electricity Costs 2019      

Month - 2019

Consumption (kWh)

Cost (£)

January

95,299

14,168

Feb

83,395

12,498

March

87,097

10,731

April

85,249

14,162

May

84,567

14,010

June

74,419

10,885

July

75,579

13,360

August

73,207

12,357

September

69,422

11,775

October

80,801

13,508

November

82,014

13,642

December

80,514

13,429

Total

£154,525

St Andrew's House Electricity Costs 2020

Month - 2020

Consumption (kWh)

Cost (£)

January

83,363

13,879

February

84,117

13,980

March

83,422

12,324

April

68,411

12,125

May

59,408

10,747

June

55,072

10,093

July

53,512

9,687

August

55,135

10,129

September

55,515

10,173

October

62,091

11,224

November

64,487

11,568

December

66,144

11,873

Total

£137,981

St Andrew's House Electricity Costs 2021

Month 2021

Consumption (kWh)

Cost (£)

January

72,826

12,917

February

67,910

12,077

March

73,894

12,305

April

65,525

11,611

May

54,115

9,897

June

46,576

8,650

July

49,654

9,148

August

52,333

9,602

September

57,849

10,528

October

69,606

12,348

November

73,299

12,971

December

77,143

13,602

Total

£135,656

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