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​

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Select your workload

Hour(s)

Your Estimation

Detailed calculation for:
Scope 2
28.2

Watts
@50% load

x
1.2

PUE
for US West (Oregon)

x
350.861

gCO₂eq/kWh
for US West (Oregon)

1000
+
Scope 3
1.9

gCO₂eq
for m5.xlarge

x
8760 Hour(s)
Just estimated the carbon footprint of my EC2 workload: for 8760 hour(s) of m5.xlarge in us-west-2 the result is 120652.7 gCO₂eq (104008.7 gCO₂eq for running the instance and 16644 gCO₂eq for its manufacturing). Give it a try too!

Just estimated the carbon footprint of my EC2 workload: for 8760 hour(s) of m5.xlarge in us-west-2 the result is 120652.7 gCO₂eq (104008.7 gCO₂eq for running the instance and 16644 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 8.8
Watts
14.0
Watts
28.2
Watts
39.9
Watts
Carbon Emissions from Running (Scope 2) 3.7
gCO₂eq
5.9
gCO₂eq
11.9
gCO₂eq
16.8
gCO₂eq
Carbon Emissions from Manufacturing (Scope 3) + 1.9
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 2017
Instance vCPU: 4
Total vCPU: 96
Processor: Xeon Platinum 8175M
Instance memory: 16GB
Total memory: 384GB
Storage type: EBS
GPU: N/A

Region information

Region slug: us-west-2
Region name: US West (Oregon)
Region country: United States
Electricity Carbon Intensity
350.861 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