Department for Transport: Energy

Department for Transport written question – answered on 13th November 2018.

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Photo of Stuart McDonald Stuart McDonald Shadow SNP Spokesperson (Immigration, Asylum and Border Control)

To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what the quantity was of (a) electricity and (b) natural gas used by (i) his Department, (ii) the Office of Rail and Road, (iii) the Driver and Vehicle Licensing Agency, (iv) the Driver and Vehicle Standards Agency, (v) the Maritime and Coastguard Agency, (vi) the Vehicle Certification Agency, (vii) the British Transport Police Authority, (viii) Directly Operated Railways Limited, (ix) High Speed Two (HS2) Limited, (x) the Civil Aviation Authority, (xi) London and Continental Railways Limited, (xii) the Air accident Investigation Branch, (xiii) Highways England, (xiv) the Marine Accident Investigation Branch, (xv) Network Rail and (xvi) the Rail Accident Investigation Branch in each of the last three years for which figures are available.

Photo of Nusrat Ghani Nusrat Ghani Parliamentary Under-Secretary (Department for Transport), Assistant Whip (HM Treasury)

The information is provided in the table below.

Table – quantity of electricity and natural gas used, 2015/16 – 2017/18 (some figures rounded)

Body

2015/16

2016/17

2017/18

(KwH)

Electricity

Natural Gas

Electricity

Natural Gas

Electricity

Natural Gas

DfT (Central Department)

4,500,394

725,688

4,454,986

830,540

4,465,990

786,896

Office of Rail and Road (1)

408,206

Not available

430,929

Not available

472,418

Not available

Driver and Vehicle Licensing Agency

13,269,324

33,469,655

15,634,961

23,556,858

13,765,563

26,434,399

Driver and Vehicle Standards Agency

9,565,659

8,556,748

7,804,111

8,967,871

7,769,203

9,877,482

Maritime and Coastguard Agency

7,736,199

2,226,320

7,981,696

2,045,046

7,816,819

2,375,556

Vehicle Certification Agency

345,856

93,961

248,558

113,515

196,866

108,280

British Transport Police Authority and British Transport Police (2)

8,655,241

1,018,696

8,369,135

1,538,210

7,537,946

1,471,062

Directly Operated Railways Limited

0

0

0

0

0

0

HS2 Ltd (3)

2,304,866

276,841

2,680,857

256,787

2,458,898

886,904

Civil Aviation Authority

2,956,203

1,353,509

2,898,654

1,819,784

2,719,268

1,722,188

London and Continental Railways Limited (4)

Not available

Not available

Not available

Not available

Not available

Not available

Air Accident Investigation Branch

234,430

0

438,437

0

328,829

0

Highways England (5)

176,087,852

3,915,094

177,864,030

6,058,714

206,546,532

6,563,503

Marine Accident Investigation Branch (6)

Not available

Not available

Not available

Not available

Not available

Not available

Network Rail

3,816,870,000

67,740,000

3,787,390,000

73,720,000

3,804,530,000

70,620,000

Rail Accident Investigation Branch

87,816

158,833

90,081

170,486

91,628

169,826

Notes:

(1) Only ORR’s Glasgow office uses natural gas. The landlord does not provide an individual usage figure as ORR is one of many tenants.

(2) The figures include consumption by the British Transport Police Authority and the British Transport Police as separate figures are not readily available.

(3) These figures include estimates where direct meter readings were not available

(4) London and Continental Railway (LCR) occupies space at One Kemble Street under a Memorandum of Terms of Occupation (MOTO) from the Government Legal Department (GLD). As part of the MOTO arrangements GLD recovers a service charge from LCR. This includes electricity and gas, but the costs and quantum used are not identifiable on an individual basis.

(5) Electricity figures include roads lighting and other infrastructure assets throughout the Strategic Road Network.

(6) The Marine Accident Investigation Branch (MAIB) is located in Spring Place, Southampton. This building is owned by the Department for Transport and managed by the Maritime and Coastguard Agency (MCA). Utility supplies to the building are not separated out by organisation. Approximately 20% of the energy consumption for Spring Place is attributable to MAIB. The figure shown for MCA (which includes other buildings) therefore includes a proportion that could be attributed to MAIB.

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