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Many energy companies across North America and beyond will partially or fully fund the cost of your PCPower Management or Server Reduction program. For a number of years, governments, non-governmentalorganizations and utility companies around the world have been working to combat growing energyconsumption by helping people and organizations save energy. It’s only been in the recent past that theseprograms have gained prominence and momentum.
Why do energy rebates exist?
ou may be wondering why energy rebates should exist at all, specifically in orth merica, there are regulatoryrequirements for utility companies to incentivize and encourage energy efficiency both in the workplace and athome. For energy providers the cheapest way to make energy is, of course, to avoid its generation, in extremecases they can avoid building another power station.Funding an energy conservation project is a low-cost strategy to ensure that they can still resource future energygeneration. For companies, apart from the obvious savings through becoming more efficient, there are the greencredentials that are associated with energy saving and reducing carbon emissions – companies like to be seendoing their bit for the environment and promote the fact they are green.
Data enter and energy use is growing faster
than in any other industry and although it has somewhat withthe rapid uptake of data center virtualization. Utility companies are driving transformation by creating incentiveprograms where any organization in any sector can adopt energy efficiency solutions and benefit from generousrebates.ncentive programs can fund anything from 25% up to 70% of a qualifying efficiency projects or offer cashrebates for customers who install new, energy efficient equipment or cooling systems. imed at encouragingcompanies to construct energy efficient data centers,to consolidate computing, storage and networkingresources or to run their P estate more efficiently by deploying an Efficient solution they shorten the paybackon your energy efficiency investments and help improve your company's bottom line.
The Types of Programs
here are different types of programs, ranging from simple to complex. Each state has specific energy needs andthe rebate program is flexible so that each state can set the rebate amounts to design the most appropriateprogram.
hese rebates offer a flat per-unit funding amount. hese are generally for
installing such things asenergy saving light bulbs or occupancy sensors.
hese are standardized rebates with a predetermined cost, saving and rebate. he advantage of this approach is that they are simple to use, and quantifiable. his makes them easier and quicker to process,and they are more likely to be applied in the domestic sector. However results can get distorted with energysavings either being on the conservative side or hugely overestimated. gain these rebates are for lightingfixtures, heating, ventilation and air conditioning or premium efficiency motors.
hese are often used in the commercial sector, although more complex they alloworganizations to bring new projects and approaches to the utility – projects that the utility may not be aware of