Consortium for Energy Efficiency

Gene Saunders wonders about the pace of electric utilities implementing rebate programs for efficient computer servers. I don't have any inside information about what utilities are doing what, but it's worth watching the Consortium for Energy Efficiency: " CEE members include utilities, statewide and regional market transformation administrators, environmental groups, research organizations and state energy offices in the U.S. and Canada."

Their Data Centers and Servers initiative seeks to promote power efficient computing just as they already promote energy efficiency in everything from commercial dishwashers to HVAC equipment. The Spring newsletter mentioned the research done at Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, the Green Grid, the SPEC power committee, and the PG&E rebate program.


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