SUSTAINABILITY

Built to be green

Leading web3 to a more eco-friendly future
HOW MUCH ENERGY DOES FLOW USE?

With Flow’s Proof of Stake consensus mechanism and the unique multi-node architecture, we engaged Deloitte Canada to validate how much energy the network uses.

2021 Report by
Annual Energy Useage Total gWh (1 year)
0.18
Annual Energy Usage Total gWh (1 year)
Annual Energy Useage Total gWh (1 year)
0.18
Annual Energy Useage Total gWh (1 year)
Tonnes Annual Gross Emissions CO2e (1 year)
19.2
Tonnes Annual Gross Emissions CO2e (1 year)
What does this compare to?

In simple terms, minting an NFT on Flow requires less energy than an Instagram post

1 google search icon
1 google search
12.5 flow nfts
1 min hot shower (38 deg.) icon
1 min hot shower (38 deg.)
382,000 flow nfts
1 Mile in a car icon
1 Mile in a car
1,000,000 flow nfts
1 hour of netflix
1 hour of netflix
325,000 Flow NFTs
smartphone icon
1 smartphone charged
500 flow nfts
1 cup of coffee icon
1 cup of coffee
1,250 flow nfts
FLOW IS A LEADER IN ENERGY EFFICIENCY
As compared to proof-of-work blockchains
FLOW
0.18 GWh
Bitcoin
182,120 GWh
Ethereum
82,190 GWh
82,190 GWh
As compared to proof-of-stake blockchains
FLOW
0.18 GWh
Solana
11.05 GWh
Polygon
82,190 GWh
0.79 GWh
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