Real Time Carbon Intensity - GB Electricity Supply
Current CO2 278 g/kWh*
Last 24 hours 267 g/kWh* - Average 2016 308 g/kWh*
|Fuel Type||Current output||Average over last 24 hours|
|MW||%||CO2 (kg/s)||MW||%||CO2 (kg/s)|
|Interconnector: N Ireland||153||0.5||19||84||0.3||11|
Last 24 hours
Pie Chart data excludes Pumped Storage and Interconnector supplies.
Source data updates every 5 minutes, this page will auto refresh. Last update 6:35pm.
This data excludes embedded generation, which includes most solar output and a significant amount of total wind output.
Balancing Mechanism Reporting Service (BMRS) data is reproduced with the permission of the rights holder, ELEXON Limited. The BMRS data is indicative only and may only be used with the permission of ELEXON Limited. Details on how to obtain permission to use BMRS data are available at http://www.bmreports.com/.
CO2 figures are electricity info calculations using Elexon output figures, DECC data and additional information from gridcarbon.uk and realtimecarbon.org. The values use average carbon intensity for different fuel types and interconnector sources and take into account transmission and distribution losses of 7%.
* There are limitations and simplifications in providing real time values; our Average 2016 CO2/kWh value is calculated on the same basis as Current and Last 24 hours for comparison; the actual figure for 2016 will be slightly different.