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CO2-footprint of MPCDF

Information about power consumption at MPCDF

July 21, 2022

MPCDF receives its electricity through the Max Planck Institut for Plasmaphysics (IPP).
The IPP-contracts with the electricity providers usually run over a period of three years,
i.e. from 2015 to 2017,  from 2018 to 2020, and currently from 2021 to 2023.

Table of Energy Consumption by Year and CO2 footprint *

Year
Energy Consumption
[GWh]
HPC
[%]
CO 2 of previous year
[g/kWh] or [t/GWh]
Total CO 2 -Emission
[t]
2022 (until June)
20.4697
64.2
199**
4,073.5
2021
41.2314
61.0
199
8,205.0
2020
36.9216
60.5
276
10,190.5
2019
31.5842
58.7
303
9,570.0
2018
28.3808
58.8
289
8,202.1
2017
23.8052
50.9
383
9,117.3
2016
21.6220
47.6
380
8,216.4
2015
19.7659
46.3
447
8,835.4

 

* Since only the numbers of the previous year are easily and timely available, these numbers are taken to calculate the CO2 footprint of MPCDF computing resources in each year.

** Number of pre-previous year. Numbers of previous year available earliest by November.

 

Distribution of Electricity Generation*

Year
CO 2 [t/GWh]
Nuclear [%]
Fossile [%]
Green [%]
2020
199 (310)
6.8 (12.4)
27.9 (38.6)
65.3 (49.0)
2019
276 (352)
11.1 (13.5)
33.1 (42.2)
55.8 (44.3)
2018
303 (421)
8.8 (13.0)
37.5 (48.8)
53.7 (38.2)
2017
289 (435)
9.0 (13.0)
39.0 (50.0)
52.0 (37.0)
2016
383 (471)
9.6 (14.3)
44.5 (53.7)
45.9 (32.0)
2015
380 (476)
11.1 (15.4)
42.7 (52.8)
46.2 (31.8)
2014
447 (508)
14.0 (16.8)
45.7 (55.3)
40.3 (27.9)

 

* Values according to the electricity providers (values for Germany in parenthesis):
2014-2016: e.vita
2017-2019: EnergieDeutschland
2020-2022: DREWAG

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