In continuation of my quest to learn more about power and identify who's making the IT shop transition to power management a possibility, I have news to report out on.
Today while talking with a Frank (Intel IT) he mentioned that the very company I used to work for is now giving out rebates to customers that are utilizing power management software to control their PC's. Specifically if you are in the Northern California area, the power company is called PG&E (Pacific Gas & Electric) www.pge.com.
Here are the conditions: (Please note the NO laptop portion).
NETWORK PC POWER MANAGEMENT SOFTWARE
Must be a PG&E electric customer. The installation of qualifying
software must allow centralized control at the server level of the
power management settings (sleep mode and shutdown) of PCs
on a distributed network. In addition, the software must have a
reporting feature that allows monitoring and validation of energy
savings. Qualifying software must be purchased and installed on
or after March 1, 2007. When contacted, customers must allow
PG&E access to customer property site to verify the software
license installation at the server level and the number of PCs
being controlled by the system. When submitting a rebate
worksheet, customers must ensure the following documentation
1. copy of Software License Agreement,
2. a report directly from the Network Energy Management
Software that verifies the number of PCs that are being
controlled by the system, and
3. the number of computers authorized per License.
• Effective August 8, 2008, the rebate for the qualifying
software is for control of desktop PCs only.
• Effective August 8, 2008, a rebate will not be available for
control of laptop and laptop stations.
• Customers who purchase qualifying software by August 8,
2008 for laptop and laptop stations will receive a rebate if
applications are postmarked or received by PG&E’s Integrated
Processing Center (IPC) by October 8, 2008.
• Applications postmarked or received by PG&E’s IPC on or
after October 8, 2008 are not eligible for a rebate for laptop
and laptop stations.
Product Code Rebate/Unit Measure
M03 Network PC Power
Management Software $15.00/perPC
How wide spread is this across the globe? i know in New York this is happening, where else?