EirGrid has launched SmartGrid, an iPhone application that allows users to browse and graphically view key energy-related data in easy and intuitive format. From the effect of household devices on carbon emissions to wind forecasting, SmartGrid provides the user with a real-time view of system demand and carbon emissions.
A key feature is the real-time household appliance rating for carbon emissions. This allows users to select up to five household appliances and calculates the CO2 intensity for the use of the selected appliance at that point in time.
Other features include real-time electricity system data, including:
* System Demand
* Wind Generation/ Wind Forecast
* CO2 Emissions
* CO2 Intensity.
A zoomable map shows the all-island transmission system and the location of all conventional generation and transmission-connected wind farms.
SmartGrid requires an iPhone, iPod touch or iPad running iOS 3.0 or above.