Dear Aberdeen College,

Thousands of pounds are spent on electricity for PC's each year. I
would like to know;

a) How many PC's are in the College?
b) Do you use a software tool for Power Management of these PC's.
If you do use a software tool, what is it and what is the annual
cost of support & maintenance?
c) Who is responsible for paying electricity bills for the
College (Name and Role)?
d) Does that College have a Green IT policy for reduction of
carbon emissions?

Yours faithfully,

Martin McKenna

Dear Aberdeen College,

I am looking for an update on my FOI request regarding Power Management. I understand that by law you should have replied by 15th March. Any assistance in this matter would be appreciated.

Yours faithfully,

Martin McKenna

MAY PAULINE,

Dear Mr McKenna,

Please accept my apologies for the delay in responding to your request -
the original e-mail was not responded to due to technical issues with the
College's e-mail system.

The information you have requested is as follows:

a) How many PC's are in the College?

Approximately 2,000.

b) Do you use a software tool for Power Management of these PC's.

If you do use a software tool, what is it and what is the annual cost of
support & maintenance?

The College utilises standard Windows features to run a batch file which
shuts down all PCs overnight. In addition, PCs are also configured to
shut off the monitor after 10 minutes of no activity and to activate the
PC's sleep mode after 30 minutes of no activity. As this utilises
standard features of Windows there is no additional cost associated with
this software or its maintenance and support.

c) Who is responsible for paying electricity bills for the College (Name
and Role)?

Mr David Simpson, Facilities Manager.

d) Does that College have a Green IT policy for reduction of carbon
emissions?

The College has implemented a Green ICT Strategy. Aberdeen College is
also a signatory to the Universities and Colleges Climate Commitment for
Scotland (UCCCfS), and as such has in place a five-year climate change
action plan. This action plan includes targets to achieve a significant
reduction in the College's carbon emissions, including those in relation
to electricity consumption.

I trust that this answers your query, however should you require any
further information please do not hesitate to contact me.

Regards

Pauline May

Planning Manager

Aberdeen College

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