The first of a portfolio of utility energy efficiency program element white papers is now posted to the site, covering PC Power Management Software.
Each white paper will provide a description of the energy efficiency measure, how to incorporate it into typical utility program models, some idea of market potential, a list of vendors, and a listing of utilities who are offering programs that cover the measure.
PC Network Power Management Software is one of the few ideal candidates for a utility prescriptive rebate program - customers buy and install the software and file for a flat rebate payment afterwards.
The measure can be added to an existing business rebate menu, and will drive good energy and demand savings on a cost-effective basis.
Watch for announcements of additions to this series of white papers. (I will have a series of "premium" white papers that will be available for consulting clients and by subscription.)