Energy is the lifeblood of our society and economy and as Great Britain’s Electricity System Operator, we keep energy flowing around the clock for all consumers.
Climate change is the challenge of a generation. We play a leading role in the decarbonisation of the energy system by enabling the transition to a more sustainable energy future.
National Grid Electricity System Operator (ESO) has announced it will be able to fully operate Great Britain’s electricity system with zero carbon by 2025.
The App allows the user to monitor the generation types that make up your electricity supply and see when the cleanest time to use electricity will be. See the carbon impact level of electricity generation, how your region compares to others in GB and be notified when a record towards decarbonisation breaks.
We welcome feedback about the app and its content. Please contact us at AppFeedback@nationalgrideso.com. For details on how we calculate the carbon intensity, please visit carbonintensity.org.uk.
About the National Grid ESO:
National Grid ESO – a legally separate business within the National Grid Group – relies on a mix of generation to balance the system and ensure that, whatever the generation mix, electricity is always there when we need it.
Fintan Slye, Director of ESO, said: “In 2018, ESO managed a number of records on the electricity system – including wind generation in Great Britain exceeding 15GW for the first time and no coal on the system for 72 consecutive hours.
“By 2025, ESO will have transformed the operation of Great Britain’s electricity system and put in place the innovative systems, products and services to ensure that the network is ready to handle 100% zero carbon”