In a collaborative effort with the College of Natural Resources and the Office of Sustainability, OIT recently launched PowerOn, a power management application that allows students, faculty and staff to remotely power on certain desktops and servers connected to the campus wired network, when needed.

Information and communications technologies (ICT) account for about 10 percent of NC State’s electrical consumption, or $3.2 million annually. PowerOn will help:

  • Conserve energy.
  • Save $50-$100 on the annual operation of your campus computer.
  • Reduce your start-up time.
  • Wake up your plugged-in campus computer from a remote location.
  • Prevent disruption of your work. During off-hours, campus system administrators can wake up your computer for various updates.

To learn more about this power management tool, visit the PowerOn website. If you are a managed desktop user, you will need to contact your IT support staff to receive this service.