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Dear Sirs

In the press this weekend it was announced that SEPA had been leaving 400 PC's on overnight, wasting around 90,000 kwh per year, the equivalent of 280 hours of flying a jet plane. In order to combat this they have now introduced a Power Management software product. As you are a Public Sector body in Scotland I would like to know;

How many PC's do you have in your organization?
Do you use a Power Management software product (not the operating system: this is inefficient)?
Contact details for the person responsible for Green issues / carbon reduction commitments?

Many thanks,

David Blades

Joanna Smart, Highlands and Islands Enterprise

Dear Mr Blades,

Thank you for your request for information received today.

Highlands and Islands Enterprise (HIE) is processing your request for
information in accordance with the Freedom of Information (Scotland)
Act. We will aim to respond as quickly as possible but in any event
within 20 working days from the date the enquiry was received.

In the meantime, should you have any queries please do not hesitate to
contact me.

Kind regards,

Joanna

Joanna Smart
Information Officer
Highlands and Islands Enterprise
Earl Thorfinn House
6 Druimchat View
Dingwall Business Park
Dingwall
Ross-shire
IV15 9XL

Tel: 01349 868969
Fax: 01349 868901

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Joanna Smart, Highlands and Islands Enterprise

Dear Mr Blades,

Thank you for your request for information received on 6^th June 2011.

Highlands and Islands Enterprise (HIE) has responded to your queries
below.

- How many PC'S do you have in your organisation?

HIE can confirm it has 202 Desktop computers and 109 Laptops.

- Do you use a Power Management software product?

Our IS guidance for new staff states that:

"In order to conserve energy, please turn off the power to your computer
when you leave the office, or if you expect to be away from your desk for
an extended period of time. You should also turn off the power to your
monitor (using the small button on the front of the display), as monitors
on `standby' can still consume a significant amount of electricity."

In addition to this, HIE is currently considering introducing a Power
Management software.

- Contact details for the person responsible for Green issues/carbon
reduction commitments?

The Director of Finance and Corporate Services, Mr Forbes Duthie, is
responsible for this area - contact details can be found on our website -
[1]www.hie.co.uk

I trust this information will be of assistance to you, but if you require
any further information please do not hesitate to contact me.

If you are dissatisfied with the way your request for information has been
processed, you have the right under the Freedom of Information (Scotland)
Act 2002 (FOISA) to request a review. Should you wish to exercise that
right, you will need to contact us within 40 working days of receipt of
this email. If you remain dissatisfied on completion of the review, you
have the right to appeal to the Office of the Scottish Information
Commissioner - [2]www.itspublicknowledge.info.

If you wish to discuss any aspects of the disclosure process or the
Freedom of Information (Scotland) Act, please contact me on the details
provided.

Kind regards,

Joanna

Joanna Smart
Information Officer
Highlands and Islands Enterprise
Earl Thorfinn House
6 Druimchat View
Dingwall Business Park
Dingwall
Ross-shire
IV15 9XL

Tel: 01349 868969
Fax: 01349 868901
Email: [3][email address]

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