Simple Cloud Based Computer Power Energy Assessment

The eiPower Cloud Based Assessment provides real results from production environments, giving an accurate estimation of your company’s potential kWh, carbon, and cost savings.

Get results using real data from your environment. 

Company Executives want to know the costs and pay back before investing in Cloud or On-Premise applications.
The eiPower Cloud Services Assessment is as simple and safe as installing a smartphone application. Download and distribute the app, collect data for 17 days, evaluate the Assessment Report. (see below)

Report shows average kWh, usage and carbon emission per computer per day and per year.

Shows what computers cost the organization to run, and what could have been saved using eiPower.

Specifically what was spent during the POC measuring period, and what the organization could have saved.

DOES NOT CHANGE DESKTOP SETTINGS. SIMPLY ACTS AS AN IOT SOFTWARE METER.

Gives management justification using real data from their own environment.

1

We send you the IOT software agent. A standard MSI installation file. Choose your power assessment candidates. Distribute to candidates.

2

Tell us how much you pay for power including peak/off peak winter/summer rates.

3

EIP configures cloud server and provides assessment report

eiPower Computer Power Usage Assessment FAQs

How does this work?

Deploy the eiPower IoT sensor by GPO or your PC management tool.  The eiPower Server is securely configured and maintained in the Microsoft or AWS Cloud. The IoT sensor measures the amount of time the computer could have gone into low power mode saving kWH, carbon emissions, and energy costs. At the end of the Assessment a Report shows what was used and what the organization could have saved.  The report presents the data in average kWH, CO2, and cost savings per day.  Those values are multiplied by the number of the computers in the organization, giving a very good estimate of kWh usage, cost and carbon emission savings. 

What About Security?

eiPower transfers data securely through SSL.

Servers are updated with latest patches, and pass both AWS and Microsoft Cloud security standards.

Database is SQL server and data can be encrypted.

Government Clouds for both AWS and Microsoft are available.

Assessment best practices

Assessment candidates should represent daily business use. IT computers are not good candidates as they do not represent user configurations, and are modified by users with administrator rights. Lab PCs are not good candidates as they do not represent daily use of the organizations business.

Install the IoT sensor on a few computers at first and confirm with EIP they are showing up in the cloud server. Organizations are entitled to up to 500  Assessment computers, although 250 will produce sufficient data. When fully deployed, we will capture the data for 17 days and run the report.

The IoT sensor does not change any desktop settings, or interfere with IT maintenance or user productivity.

Finally it is best practice to use computers that draw power from a single utility. Multiple utilities are possible, however a single utility simplifies power pricing.

What data is sent to the cloud?

The computer and monitor model, as well as the power state duration of time the computer spent in those power modes. Finally, the present power scheme is also sent. This data is used to calculate kWh usage, cost, carbon emissions, and potential savings. Data can be sent real time or on a schedule. Sending from IoT sensors is randomized and rarely exceeds 1.2KB.

What should i expect?

Before the eiPower Cloud Assessment begins, EIP or Partner will garner the Criteria of Success for the Assessment. The items will be documented and proven in the Assessment Report.

Assessment Organization

  • Schedule IoT sensor (an MSI app that installs on a PC) testing with security group
  • Choose up to 500 computers (200-250 will suffice) as assessment candidates
  • Perform any change control procedures
  • Schedule IT for Package build and Assessment group creation
  • IoT sensor deployment to a few computers at first. EIP will send screen shots of the PCs on the cloud server.
  • After review and confirmation of small deployment, schedule full deployment
  • When fully deployed, Assessment will begin on a Monday and run for 17 days.

Here is an example of the Final Assessment Report.

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