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Need for Energy Efficiency in Data Centers

There is one data center concern that overwhelms all others: the need for energy efficiency. At one time, energy costs were viewed as a given, compared to the expenses in hardware purchases and labor for operations. But as hardware became more efficient and automated procedures more prevalent, the cost of energy has steadily risen to …

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Obama Nominates Energy Dream Team

Obama Nominates Energy Dream TeamThis week, President Obama made three nominations to complete the team that will manage energy and environmental issues throughout his second term.  These nominees include Ernest Moniz for energy secretary, Sylvia Matthews Burwell as White House budget director, and Gina McCarthy for EPA administrator.  Obama declared his confidence that these three …

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Power Monitoring for Todays Data Center

Modern data center power monitoring systems look nothing like the basic electricity meters from which they evolved. Today’s systems comprise sophisticated metering devices, communication networks and software. By their nature, mission critical facilities such as Internet data centers are prime candidates for power monitoring systems. By employing monitoring systems to analyze system-wide historical and real-time …

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Energy efficient lighting a priority.

Energy-efficient lighting moving to top of customer priority list. Updated publication Oct 2021 New research could provide insight into utility lighting programs. Research across 2,000 customers of three utilities revealed that annual energy savings from lighting is becoming increasingly important, ranking third for most applications.   Top five purchase drivers for the lighting applications surveyed. …

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Microgrids to Nearly Triple by 2018

Worldwide Capacity of Utility Distribution Microgrids to Nearly Triple by 2018, Pike Research Forecasts To date, electric utilities’ approaches to integrating distributed energy resources using microgrids have varied widely – from viewing utility distribution microgrids as an existential threat to the companies’ traditional business models to active utilization of microgrid projects in order to integrate …

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