Carbon Intensity tells you when the electricity coming into your house is the cleanest (or dirtiest). You can use Carbon Intensity to minimize the carbon emissions of the electricity you use every day. Even if you don’t have solar panels on your roof, this feature can help you manage using cleaner energy at home by showing you a forecast of your fuel mix so you can plan your energy use during times of low carbon emissions.
To access your Carbon Intensity:
- Navigate to the ‘Trends > Carbon’ card.
- If the text reads “Enter your postal code to enable”, you must tap the card and enter in your zip code to display relevant data.
- If the text reads “No data available for your area”, Carbon data is not available for your region at this time. You can hide the card by tapping “Hide Card”.
Once you access the Carbon Intensity card, you can see several different data points available including:
- Regional Carbon Intensity (red line)
- Regional Forecasted Carbon Intensity (dotted line)
- Regional Carbon Intensity in Real-time (‘Now’ overlay)
- US Avg. CI on the Y-Axis (~1.0 lbs/kWh) shows you how your regional CI compares to the national average.
- Usage and Solar production for day, week, month, year and billing.
- “Your Avg CI (lbs/kWh)” for your home. ‘Your Avg CI’ lets you know how well you optimize loads during hours with high or low carbon intensity. To learn more about Carbon Intensity, check here.
You can also:
- Look at your historical average Carbon Intensity
- Selecting ‘WK’, ‘MO’ or ‘YR’ will show “Your Avg. CI (lbs/kWh)” for the selected time frame.
- Scroll down to see the Fuel Mix providing electricity to your home in real-time