1. Does the council have a 100% renewable green electricity tariff for all of the electricity that the council is directly responsible for, and is this tariff with Green Energy UK plc, Good Energy Limited or Ecotricity?
This includes all electricity that the council is directly responsible for, in council offices and any other buildings leased and managed by the council where the council pays the electricity tariff. This does not include homes owned or managed by the council. If unsure, please state your provider and tariff.
Devon County Council (DCC) does not use a green tariff.
2. Does the council generate and use energy from waste? And if so, what percentage of the council’s total electricity use is powered by these energy from waste electricity sources?
The Exeter energy from waste facility produces 24GWh of electricity each year. It operates under a partnership between Devon County Council and Viridor.
In 2021/22, Devon County Council used 19.5GWh of electricity across its corporate buildings, street lighting and transport requirements.
The Exeter energy from waste facility therefore provided 23% more electricity to the local distribution network than the council consumed.
3. Does the council buy directly from a local renewable electricity source or have its own renewable electricity sources? And if so, what percentage of the council’s total electricity use is powered by this/these renewable electricity sources?
This includes council owned renewable electricity sources that are located outside of the council area, such as solar farms located further south to maximise electricity generation.
The Council generated and purchased directly 0.21GWh of renewable electricity. This is 1.1% of the authority’s electricity consumption.