• carbon
  • carbon dioxide
  • carbon intensity
  • emissions

CO2 per kWh

CO2 per kWh

The Austin Energy system average carbon intensity is calculated as total greenhouse gas emissions at the point of combustion in pounds of CO2-equivalents divided by net generation in kilowatt-hours from all Austin Energy resources. Austin Energy generation resources include natural gas, coal and nuclear-powered units; renewable resources; and purchased power from renewable and non-renewable resources. GreenChoice® energy sales are subtracted from the net generation total since GreenChoice customers can claim their carbon intensity to be zero. Find more information at

NOTE: As of 2017 the metric reported was changed to reporting lbs CO2/kWh. Years before 2017 has different metrics reported.


NameSocrata field nameColumn name in sgr mountData typeDescription
pounds of CO2-eq/kWhpounds_of_co2_eq_kwhpounds_of_co2_eq_kwhNumber
pounds of CO2/MWhpounds_of_co2_mwhpounds_of_co2_mwhText
calendar yearcalendar_yearcalendar_yearNumber

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