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Kettler, which manages 20,000 apartments from New York to the Carolinas, sees electric vehicle charging services as an amenity for residents -- as well as a potential income source.
Deal between Car Charging Group and Ace Parking Management marks the second such arrangement in as many months with a private garage management company.
Two of the biggest forces in technology are leveraging their market positions to target what has become one of the sexiest distractions for leading high-tech players: building energy management. The reason this area has so much attention is that some figures imply that buildings could suck up as much as 42 percent of energy usage worldwide.
I have had many a conversation with managers at small-ish (or REALLY small) companies, who insist that they can't address some of the energy efficiency practices that I write about because they are leasing real estate and don't control overall management of their electricity consumption. I think that excuse is becoming thinner with each passing day.
What if you could pay the amount that you're willing to set aside for your electricity upfront every month, and then use smart metering applications and other home energy management technologies to manage household consumption against that amount?This concept of "prepaid" utility services was recently examined in a consumer survey marketing firm EcoAlign, and the top-level results probably won't surprise you that much.
Chalk one up for the Cisco home energy management solution: the high-tech giant's new relationship with ECOtality will let people manage the way they use electricity for both their home and for their electric vehicles from a single place.Specifically, a technology agreement between the two companies will tie together the Blink Network charger interface with the Cisco Home Energy Controller.
The City of Melbourne in Victoria, Australia, has saved roughly 1.46 million kilowatt hours of electricity in the first year of project to deploy the 1E power management software across 1,000 of the city's personal computers.
Chances are you are way sick of me writing about tools that help you measure the various energy metrics of your data center, because you probably have way too many separate management tools to deal with already.But you MAY be interested in a company, Modius, that apparently has created an ecosystem of monitoring and measurement tools that helps you balance the most important metric of your data center -- uptime -- with the way that it consumes electricity.
Power management software developer Verdiem says its Surveyor software is now being used to control electricity consumption on more than 70,000 PCs within California state agencies. The state is operating under a mandate to cut power usage associated with IT operations by up to 30 percent before 2012.
The new release of the KACE K1000 Management Appliance, now officially a Dell-branded product, offers features that lets businesses configure and enforce the power management settings on both Window and Macintosh OSX hardware.Chip Lawson, Dell KACE senior product manager, says that companies can realize significant savings in their electricity bills by paying more attention to their desktops.
Consumers are wary of utilities efforts to remotely limit use of appliances as part of electricity management plans---unless there's a steep discount, according to a survey by Accenture.
Ford and Microsoft announced on Wednesday that they are partnering on a web application, Hohm, that will help drivers monitor and manage recharging for their electric vehicles.
Chances are, you're more likely to think about your energy use when you're staying in dismay at your electricity bill. That's probably one of the motivators for the deal that energy management software and demand response company EnerNOC has just signed with California's Pacific Gas and Electric (PG&E).
Smart Grid for data centers better manages electricity to slash IT energy spending, frees-up wasted capacity
Very little energy capacity analysis and planning is being done on data centers that are five years old or older. It's now time for IT leaders to gain control over energy use -- and misuse -- in these enterprise data centers.
Symantec's new storage management software can save close to $55,000 in electricity costs for every 200-terabyte enterprise storage deployment it diverts.
Fujitsu today announced an 18-month deal with WA's largest electricity provider Verve energy to design and implement an energy trading management system.
My husband and I still have an extremely antiquated utility meter at our home, which is hidden inside one of our basement closets. As a result, if we're not home, our monthly bill is a matter of guesswork on the part of Public Service Enterprise Group (did you know that's what PSEG stands for!
Those scoundrels, Part 2. Brit IT managers aren't feeling the heat when it comes to reducing power consumption
Those bloody good fellows at 1E, which sells a power management utility for Windows called NightWatchman, revealed some data this week that suggests a troubling number of IT managers in its native country aren't yet tuned into the virtues of curtailing the electricity usage of the computer fleets under their watchAccording to the mini-survey, one-third of respondents feel "zero pressure" to reduce power consumption.
Last week, I promised to file a bunch of entries about players in the demand response and energy management business. Here's the second set of notes, about a company called ConsumerPowerline.
Verdiem gives you more power over your power consumption. And, inquiring minds wonder whether power management might not be Vista's holy grail?
Did you know that PCs and computer monitors account for roughly 13 percent of the total electricity used each year by commercial enterprises? That statistic from the Department of Energy, which actually is pretty outdated at this point, is just one of the arguments used by power management software company Verdiem to make the case for its application, called Surveyor.
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