PG&E Boosts Data Center Incentive Pool

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Pacific Gas & Electric (PG&E) has set aside $50 million to fund rebates to data center operators that reduce their energy consumption, Network World reports. That marks a significant expansion of a program that distributed $8 million in rebates in 2008.  

Data center operators that have received sizable rebate payments from PG&E include NetApp ($1.4 million), Fortune Data Centers ($900,000), 365 Main ($168,000) and Sonic.net ($129,000).

In August 2006, PG&E became the first utility to offer rebates to business customers that implement virtualization and server consolidation projects. Qualifying customers able to earn a rebate of up to $4 million per project site. PG&E’s High Tech Energy Efficiency Incentives program has industry support from VMware, Intel, Hewlett-Packard, Dell, IBM and Rackable Systems.

About the Author

Rich Miller is the founder and editor at large of Data Center Knowledge, and has been reporting on the data center sector since 2000. He has tracked the growing impact of high-density computing on the power and cooling of data centers, and the resulting push for improved energy efficiency in these facilities.

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