GridCarbon

GridCarbon


Track the carbon intensity of the UK electricity grid on your phone or tablet.

The demand for electricity in the UK varies throughout the day, and thus, the mix of generators supplying this electricity continually changes. As a result, the carbon intensity of the electricity – the quantity of CO2 produced for 1 kWh of electricity consumed – also varies continually. Deferring your use of electricity to off-peak times, when the carbon intensity is low, can help reduce your carbon footprint.

Features:

- Data updated every 5 minutes.
- Display of instantaneous carbon intensity (gCO2/kWh).
- Traffic light indicator to highlight period of low and high carbon intensity.
- Generation mix summary showing total and percentage supply by type.
- Line plot showing carbon intensity over the previous 24 hours.
- Interactive bar chart showing the generation mix over the previous 24 hours.

Recent changes:
Added new layout and support for Android 4.x.
Added additional generation sources and interconnectors.
Improved data download speed.
New logo.
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File size
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About GridCarbon
Track the carbon intensity of the UK electricity grid on your phone or tablet.

The demand for electricity in the UK varies throughout the day, and thus, the mix of generators supplying this electricity continually changes. As a result, the carbon intensity of the electricity – the quantity of CO2 produced for 1 kWh of electricity consumed – also varies continually. Deferring your use of electricity to off-peak times, when the carbon intensity is low, can help reduce your carbon footprint.

Features:

- Data updated every 5 minutes.
- Display of instantaneous carbon intensity (gCO2/kWh).
- Traffic light indicator to highlight period of low and high carbon intensity.
- Generation mix summary showing total and percentage supply by type.
- Line plot showing carbon intensity over the previous 24 hours.
- Interactive bar chart showing the generation mix over the previous 24 hours.

Recent changes:
Added new layout and support for Android 4.x.
Added additional generation sources and interconnectors.
Improved data download speed.
New logo.

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A Google User
Oct 28, 2014
Only complaint is that it took me a long time to work out how to see the graph view. A hint would be helpful for new users.
A Google User
Feb 28, 2014
Brilliant app Brilliant app, really informative!! Would recommend to everyone.
A Google User
Feb 19, 2014
Cool Very nice app, update made a huge difference
A Google User
Feb 18, 2014
Very nicely done Really good app and a great recent update adding current demand and more electricity sources (interconnectors etc.).
A Google User
Feb 13, 2014
Informative App Really interesting to see what UK energy sources are at any given time.