Faronics, a global leader in computer power management and cost reducing IT solutions, announced today that Faronics Power Save customer, BC Hydro Power Authority, has outperformed preliminary predictions by saving an extra 200,000 kilowatt hours (kWh) of energy a year. In a Total Economic Impact (TEI) study conducted in 2009 with industry expert Forrester Consulting and commissioned by Faronics, BC Hydro initially estimated they would save 1 Gigawatt hour (GWh) of electricity from reducing their computer energy waste via Faronics Power Save. Recent research has now revealed the Canadian based company has saved 1.2 GWh.
The TEI study was based on the deployment of Power Save on over 8000 computers at BC Hydro, who generates up to 54,000 GWh of electricity and serve 1.8 million customers in British Columbia. BC Hydro was able to realize a risk-adjusted ROI of 35%, with a payback period of 20 months. Over the next three years they will save an estimated three million kilowatt hours (kWh), valued at over $240,000.