Four Steps to Qualifying for Power Rebates

Four Steps to Qualifying for Power Rebates



Learn the steps to apply for your energy rebate and how Lumension Power Management can further reduce PC power consumption costs across your organization.

Learn the steps to apply for your energy rebate and how Lumension Power Management can further reduce PC power consumption costs across your organization.



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  • No Formal  List- of-Requirements: No formal list of requirements or authorized vendor list and no validation by power company of proposed solution. Usually only simple paper work needs to be filled out by your client to qualify. Formal-Requirements-Customer Sponsored Vendor : This scenario requires the customer to start the process, and identify a vendor which will provide the power mgt solution. The power company will then work the vendor and authorize the proposed solution. Sometimes this may require a independent consultant to verify the vendors solution. Formal Requirements-Pre-Approved Vendor List : The power company has validated and authorized a pre-selected group of vendors for approved power company rebates. Only these vendors solutions qualify for rebates.

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  • Four Steps to Qualifying for Power Rebates
  • Why Go Green?
  • Power Management Makes Sense
    • The average desktop PC wastes nearly half the power it consumes
    • Servers lose approximately 1/3 of their power as heat
    • 90% of desktops don’t use power management settings 1
    Source: 1 - US EPA, ; see also and for additional comments on the extent of power management usage
  • What are the Benefits of Going Green?
    • Save from $26 - $60 per workstation 1
    • Take advantage of power management rebates from utility companies – up to $15 per PC!
    • Help save the Environment!
      • CO2 emissions: The global IT and communications industry accounts for approximately 2% of global CO2 emissions 2
      • There are currently over 1 billion PCs, projected to be 2.25 billion by 2015 3
    Sources: 1 - Utility Incentives to Drive PC Power Management – 2 - Gartner, May 2007 3 - Forrester Research
  • What are these Rebate Programs?
  • Example of Power Saver Program Application
  • Why Doesn’t Every Organization Apply for these Energy Rebates?
  • The Challenges of Qualifying for a Rebate
    • Understanding your power company’s rebate requirements
    • Collecting all the required information
    • Effectively demonstrating how the organization is meeting rebate requirements
  • What are the Potential Requirements for Power Rebate Eligibility?
  • Power Management Solution Requirements
      • New: Must be a new installation or an upgrade;
      • Centralized: Must allow centralized control of power management settings;
      • Retained: May need to be kept operational for a fixed period from the initial installation date and further provide some evidence of this commitment;
      • Qualified: May need to be from a vendor that is approved on a Qualifying Software List maintained by the utility or other third party organization;
      • Reporting-Capable: Must have reporting capabilities for monitoring and validation of the energy savings, and must also provide the ability to catalog the systems and locations under power management control
    PC Power Management Solutions are typically required to be:
  • Steps to Qualifying for an Energy Savings Rebate
  • Step One: Devise a Plan
    • Identify any incentives your local power company offers
    • Understand requirements and get the forms to complete.
    • Typically three general scenarios for power management software requirements:
      • No Formal List- of-Requirements
      • Formal-Requirements-Customer Sponsored Vendor
      • Formal Requirements-Pre-Approved Vendor List
    • Formulate an energy savings goal
      • Example: Aim to have Desktop and Laptop PCs idle or sleeping for 16+ hours per day, instead of running 24 x 7 x 365
  • Step Two: Apply to Your Power Company
    • Calculate your savings
    • Submit a formal or informal plan (varies by power company)
  • Step Three: Implement Your Plan
    • Purchase and install Power Management software, etc.
    • Lumension® Endpoint Power Management:
      • Minimizes Energy Consumption and IT TCO
      • Increases Visibility and Control over the IT Environment
      • Simplifies Power Conservation Policy Deployment in Complex Environments
      • Simultaneously Optimizes IT Power Consumption and Endpoint Security Posture
      • Monetizes the Effect of Power Management Policies with Integrated Power Savings Reports
  • Step Four: Document Your Results
      • Effectively demonstrate reduced power consumption and apply for eligible power savings rebates from your local power management company for taking effective steps in reducing your carbon footprint.
  • Step Four: Document Your Results (Cont’d)
      • Power companies will typically want to see the following:
      • Proof of installed agents
      • Proof of purchase of a license
      • Proof of power savings over time
  • Recommendations
  • Best Practices
    • Implement Power Management software
      • Hibernate desktops after hours
      • Require a monitor-off policy
      • Studies show 250 to 300kWh/ year per PC
    • Replace old desktops & monitors with EnergyStar rated models
      • Could save 140kWh/ year per PC
    • Virtualize servers
      • Reduce server count
      • Reduce cooling requirements
    • Maintain Manageability
      • Must allow systems to be patched, AV updated, RDC, etc.
  • Additional Information
  • Resources Available on
    • Lumension Power Management Information
      • Solution Web page
      • On-Demand Demo
    • Additional Resources
      • Power Savings Calculator
      • Tips to Reducing Power Management
      • How to Qualify for Power Rebates
  • Q&A
    • Global Headquarters
    • 8660 East Hartford Drive
    • Suite 300
    • Scottsdale, AZ 85255
    • 1.888.725.7828
    • [email_address]