Electricity Maps - Free Tier

Use electricity when its carbon footprint is lowest!
The Electricity Maps free tier gives you access to the carbon intensity of the consumed electricity in a specific region. Explore live data for over 200 zones with one easy-to-integrate API.The free tier can be used for free by developers for applications outside of their commercial workplace!

Looking for CO2 Signal? You're in the right place!
CO2 Signal has been merged into the Electricity Maps Free Tier. Electricity Maps Free Tier offers all the same features as CO2 Signal (+ access to more endpoints) and you don’t need to change anything.

Electricity Maps Free Tier gives you access to:

Get the most recent carbon intensity numbers for any country on Electricity Maps.

Using electricity when the wind blows or the sun shines helps integrating renewables.

Free for individual users and developers. For commercial use, check prices.

One single API for all countries covered. No need to use several API’s for your project.

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Applications Powered by the Free Tier API

Home Assistant

A Electricity Maps sensor platform querying theAPI for the CO2 intensity of a specific region. Collect data for your home, a specific latitude/ longitude or by country code.

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Xbar

The Xbar plugin displays the current carbon (gC02equivalent) emissions per kWh of produced electric energy in the requested country/region.

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IFTTT

CO2signal on IFTTT allows you to follow the changing climate impact of your local electricity grid in real-time.

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Miasma

Miasma is an open-source lightweight app for macOS & iOS that shows air quality data.

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Client Stories

Learn more about how our clients and partners use our data, and hear what they have to say about Electricity Maps.

Discover How Google is Reaching Its Sustainability Goals With Electricity Maps

Driven by ambitious sustainability goals, Google’s Climate Operations team partnered with Electricity Maps to reduce its carbon footprint and enable other companies to do the same.

Google uses the data for
Load shifting
24/7 carbon-free energy reporting
Partner engagement

Reel is rethinking electricity procurement, and Electricity Maps is a fundamental part of the process

Reel transforms the procurement of sustainable energy for companies. With 24/7 data from Electricity Maps, Reel enables companies to truly take action against climate change

Reel uses the data to
Enable companies, of all sizes, to accurately monitor and track their CO2 emissions
Make 24/7 data easily accessible and actionable
Ensure accuracy and effectiveness of electricity procurement

Spirii empowers consumers and businesses to reduce the emissions of EV charging

Spirii is an EV charging and business management platform that allows businesses to offer seamless charging experiences.

Spirii uses the data to
Drive this green transition within the mobility industry
Provide users with information about the environmental impact of the charge
Enable users to see CO2 emissions and sources of electricity for each hour of the day (24/7)

FlexiDAO enables companies around the world to drive impact by truthfully procuring energy

FlexiDAO supports companies, energy buyers, suppliers, and consultants in guiding them in their transition from buying yearly energy certificates to 24/7 energy matching.

FlexiDAO uses the data
As an integrated part of their SaaS solution
To track relevant KPI’s for companies to become net zero
For companies to monitor and track CO2 emissions accurately

Why use Electricity Maps

Broad Data Offering

Electricity Maps offers a broad range of data including carbon intensity and the full power mix of electricity consumed in a region—all available historically, in real-time, and as forecasts.

Global Coverage

We offer data for more than 160 zones and 50+ countries worldwide. We are continuously expanding our geographical coverage, to continue providing the most comprehensive data on the world’s electricity.

Quality and Transparency

With leading domain expertise and a dedicated global community of contributors, we offer the most accurate and highest-quality data. We continually work to improve data quality and ensure maximum transparency in the process through our open-source and scientific approach.

How to use carbon emission data

Our customers use Electricity Maps data across numerous industries and a wide variety of use cases. The data can be integrated with apps, smart devices, software (e.g. Saas products), and carbon accounting processes.

It can be used for analytics provided to your users, shift your consumption to the most optimal time or offer your customers a pioneering carbon accounting platform, Electricity Maps data is able to support your journey towards net zero - and help you differentiate and innovate your products and services.

Explore how our customers use carbon emission data to differentiate and innovate their products and services here!

The data we offer

Using our peer-reviewed flow-tracing methodology, we accurately trace back the true origin of electricity by accounting for imports and exports - read more here.

Carbon intensity
Get access to the carbon intensity (in gCO2eq/kWh) of electricity consumed in a specific region, which takes into account the life-cycle emissions of electricity production.
Power breakdown
Get insights into the production and consumption breakdown of electricity by power source (e.g. gas, solar).
Hourly granularity
We deliver data at an hourly resolution, to reflect the variation in grid emissions throughout the day.

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