I work at an Airport for the TSA. The TSA controls various operations at the airport, and therefore has our 800 person staff stationed in many areas and locations including the checkpoints, baggage, lunchrooms, offices, the Jet Center, among others. All these areas and operations require a lot of power and Electric. The Government (TSA) pays a large portion of the power bill. The Airport usually closes operations between 9pm and midnite, however the lighting above the checkpoints, power to the machines, and lighting in other areas is left on ALL NITE regardless, without reducing it.
Idea One: Set timers to the lighting above the checkpoints and other areas, to TURN OFF every other lightbulb as soon as airport operations are finished. This will save Billions of kilowatts per year, and a lot of money! Do you ever see what a supermarket looks like after closing hours? 2/3 of the lighting above is turned off. Why can't we do that at the airport?
Idea 2- Hire a power management company to update all the lights to LCD or other energy saving bulbs, and perform other energy saving services, including modernizing the grid.
Idea 3- Invest in a underground generator to get electricity ,instead of paying Florida Power and Light.
Idea 4- Put Solar panels on the airport roofs
Idea 5- Educate personell on how to conserve electric.
IF WE DO ALL THESE THINGS ABOVE, WE CAN CUT THE USE OF POWER TO THE AIRPORT AND WHAT THE TSA AND GOVERNMENT PAYS BY AT LEAST 50% !!!