Carbon footprint estimator for AWS instances

Curious about the power consumption and carbon footprint of an EC2 instance? As part of the first Measure challenge, get an estimation below. This initiative is still a work in progress, data is provided as-is for open contribution purposes and without warranty.

Carbon footprint estimator for AWS instances

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Define your EC2 workload and get its carbon footprint

2

Reduce​

Use this information to optimize your infrastructure

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Select your workload

Hour(s)

Your Estimation

Detailed calculation for:
Scope 2
106.2

Watts
@50% load

x
1.2

PUE
for US East (N. Virginia)

x
415.755

gCO₂eq/kWh
for US East (N. Virginia)

1000
+
Scope 3
8.6

gCO₂eq
for c5.4xlarge

x
1 Hour(s)
Just estimated the carbon footprint of my EC2 workload: for 1 hour(s) of c5.4xlarge in us-east-1 the result is 61.6 gCO₂eq (53 gCO₂eq for running the instance and 8.6 gCO₂eq for its manufacturing). Give it a try too!

Just estimated the carbon footprint of my EC2 workload: for 1 hour(s) of c5.4xlarge in us-east-1 the result is 61.6 gCO₂eq (53 gCO₂eq for running the instance and 8.6 gCO₂eq for its manufacturing). Give it a try too!

Raw data for one hour of computing:
Instance Load Idle 10% 50% 100%
Instance Estimated Power Consumption 38.8
Watts
62.5
Watts
106.2
Watts
143.7
Watts
Carbon Emissions from Running (Scope 2) 19.4
gCO₂eq
31.2
gCO₂eq
53
gCO₂eq
71.7
gCO₂eq
Carbon Emissions from Manufacturing (Scope 3) + 8.6
gCO₂eq

This estimator relies on a dataset published under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License aggregating EC2 specifications, power consumption and manufacturing footprint estimation data for each instance type.

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Instance Specifications

Release Date: November 2016
Instance vCPU: 16
Total vCPU: 72
Processor: Xeon Platinum 8124M
Instance memory: 32GB
Total memory: 192GB
Storage type: EBS
GPU: N/A

Region information

Region slug: us-east-1
Region name: US East (N. Virginia)
Region country: United States
Electricity Carbon Intensity
415.755 gCO₂eq/kWh
Region PUE
1.2

Power Consumption

Estimated power consumed by an instance according to its load level (idle, 10% load, 50% load, 100% load). This number doesn’t include the PUE and only reflects the server consumption.

Scope 2

Carbon emissions related to running the instance, including the datacenter PUE

Scope 3

Carbon emissions related to manufacturing the underlying hardware