Adapt is a french startup launched in June 2021 by Adrien de Vriendt, Charles Cauche, and Nicolas Hosta. The company aims to help consumers reduce their carbon footprint with its energy forecast tool.
The concept behind Adapt is quite simple: the share of renewable energy in national energy grids changes every day and also every hour. This happens not only because most renewables are intermittent, but also because there are peaks in energy consumption. As a result, during these peaks, the national grid is under stress, and the share of non-renewable energy increases.
How to fix that? Thanks to the Adapt online tool, consumers are able to understand if they are using “green” electricity or if their activities have a larger carbon output. Adapt tool is furthermore able to forecast what energy carbon emissions will look like in the upcoming hours and days. Users can then plan their energy consumption accordingly.
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According to one of the Founders, Adrien de Vriendt, achieving 100% clean energy is not possible – at least for now. However, thanks to Adpt, users could reduce their carbon footprint by up to 50%. In the long term, Adapt could prevent up to one million tons of CO2 emissions per year. This can happen only if, obviously, consumers will follow Adapt low-carbon energy suggestions.
Another collaboration that Adapt will start, is with EV recharge stations. The company has already started to work with EV users to help them understand when charging their EVs has the least impact on the climate. A collaboration with a network of recharge stations will considerably benefit the environment as EV owners will understand when they can charge their EVs with a minimum impact on the environment.
Adapt tool is also an app available for Apple and Android. The energy forecast currently covers nine regions in Europe and the French Caribbean. There are already over 40,000 users, that can also sign up for energy consumption meetings and webinars hosted by the company.
Adapt seems like a great tool. The only issue that we can imagine here is that it requires users to be engaged daily and to actually follows what the tool suggests. Will people actually start to give up a little bit of their “freedom to use their electricity whenever they want” to benefit the climate and the planet?
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