Despite the fact that most personal computers (PCs) have the capability to shift to a low-power operating state after a specified period of inactivity, only a small fraction of those PCs actually do so. For companies that have numerous PCs, the wasted energy from computers that remain in the full-power "on" state even when they are idle can be significant. Software products that can simplify the process of implementing power management in large numbers of networked PCs are now available. Avista offers incentives for software solutions that meet the minimum criteria.
The opportunity for energy savings in PC networks can be significant provided that a solution is implemented that manages low-power states and shutdown times. Asking employees to enable their PC's power-management settings oftentimes just isn't enough. A centralized approach to power management can be far easier and can provide more sustainable energy savings.
Software solutions that have the following minimum capabilities are potentially eligible for a $10 incentive per controlled PC from Avista:
Click here (PDF) for more details and to print a Power Management for PC Networks Incentive Agreement.
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