David Blades made this Freedom of Information request to Audit Scotland

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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

Alex Devlin, Audit Scotland

Dear Mr Blades,

Thank you for your information request detailed below.

Our IT Equipment is as follows:

Desktop PC's 2
Thin Clients 283
Laptops 163

We are currently introducing timer switches to power down banks of desks out of hours, to ensure the limited power used by thin clients is reduced further.

No power management software is used by Audit Scotland.

The contact for IT carbon saving issues is Lynn Bradley, chair of our carbon group, Lynn can be contacted at [email address] or Allan Davie our IT Manager who may be able to help you further with any IT related questions. Allan Davie's contact details are:

Allan Davie
IT Manager
Audit Scotland
Tel. 0131 625 1674
[email address]

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