In the United States, electricity is generated in many different ways, with a wide variation in environmental impact. Electricity generation from the combustion of fossil fuels contributes toward unhealthy air quality, acid rain, and global climate change.

Many electricity customers can choose their provider of electricity or can purchase green power from their utility. In fact, you might now have the option of choosing cleaner, more environmentally friendly sources of energy.

The Tool Power Profiler is a courtesy of EPA and will:

  • Determine your power grid region based on your ZIP code and electric utility
  • Compare the fuel mix and air emissions rates of the electricity in your region to the national average
  • Determine the air emissions impacts of electricity use in your home or business

Power Profiler is very easy to use and takes about 5 minutes. To start, all you need is your ZIP code.


Please note: Power Profiler currently uses year 2005 data from EPA’s Emissions & Generation Resource Integrated Database (eGRID). The Power Profiler report will show you the air emissions attributable to the electricity you use in your home or business during one year, along with a description of what these numbers mean in everyday terms.