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LHR Electricity Consumption

Posted: Sun Jan 20, 2008 4:12 pm
by Glom
I couldn't find out the easy way, so I thought I'd try the even easier way. LHR is the largest consumer of electricity in Great Britain (that would be the island, which is part of the larger country lest we forget). What is its electricity bill?

RE: LHR Electricity Consumption

Posted: Sun Jan 20, 2008 9:06 pm
by nighthawk
Sum of 2007-08:
Electricity: £35m
Gas: £6m


Source: http://www.caa.co.uk/docs/5/ergdocs/ccref_sp1.pdf

Googles your friend

EDIT: The figures are the high case forcast, not actual usage...

[Edited 2008-01-20 13:07:42]

RE: LHR Electricity Consumption

Posted: Sun Jan 20, 2008 9:17 pm
by mhodgson
Ouch!

Presumably this includes costs incurred by businesses renting space on the airport who will have to pay their own bills?

RE: LHR Electricity Consumption

Posted: Sun Jan 20, 2008 9:33 pm
by LHRjc


Quoting Nighthawk (Reply 1):
Electricity: £35m

Someone at BAA should take heed of all these adverts on the tv at the moment about changing to energy saving lightbulbs, and turning the thermostat down 1 degree.

RE: LHR Electricity Consumption

Posted: Sun Jan 20, 2008 10:22 pm
by mhodgson


Quoting LHRjc (Reply 3):
energy saving lightbulbs

Yeah, but can you imagine how long it would take the runways to 'warm up'?

Especially with the 'follow me' yellow taxi lights
"Shuttle36M, hold position, awaiting taxi light warm up. Expect further clearance in 15 minutes"

RE: LHR Electricity Consumption

Posted: Sun Jan 20, 2008 11:30 pm
by futurecaptain
Is there not enough sun in London to install these...?

http://www.airporttech.tc.faa.gov/Pics/DSC03584.JPG


Solar panel charges a battery which runs the airport light. When the battery is dead, normal electricity can take over like before.

RE: LHR Electricity Consumption

Posted: Mon Jan 21, 2008 9:51 am
by nighthawk


Quoting Futurecaptain (Reply 5):
Solar panel charges a battery which runs the airport light. When the battery is dead, normal electricity can take over like before.

alternatively - put a few wind turbines at the end of the runway, the jet blast from departing planes would spin them up and generate some power. They could also make them retractable, retract them when the runway is used for landings, to stop BA 777s landing on top of them  duck 

RE: LHR Electricity Consumption

Posted: Mon Jan 21, 2008 10:00 am
by ThePRGuy


Quoting Nighthawk (Reply 6):

I think converting the runways to giant canals, and having a hydro electric dam at each end could help.

Just a quick conversion to skis for most of the aircraft, done deal.

That would please greenpeace!

Alex

RE: LHR Electricity Consumption

Posted: Mon Jan 21, 2008 10:19 am
by mhodgson


Quoting ThePRGuy (Reply 7):
That would please greenpeace!

Nothing would please Greenpeace until we had to walk to our destinations, taking part in a carbon offsetting scheme to offset the carbon dioxide we breath out.

RE: LHR Electricity Consumption

Posted: Mon Jan 21, 2008 10:20 am
by ThePRGuy


Quoting Mhodgson (Reply 8):

 rotfl 

RE: LHR Electricity Consumption

Posted: Mon Jan 21, 2008 10:34 am
by BHXFAOTIPYYC
According to my tour guide around T5 last week, they will be piping the excess heat from the power station for termainl heating, and they will collect 85% of rainwater that falls for use in things like the toilets.