The devices used to power desktop computers had not seen any significant improvements for many years, even as a jump in computer purchases was rapidly increasing energy consumption in the Northwest. The region’s utilities estimated that the introduction of more efficient power supply technology could save 82 kWh per machine per year. The 80 PLUS program made this a reality through a partnership with the region’s utilities, Ecova and ENERGY STAR. ® Together, we reduced market barriers to more efficient power supply technology and aligned manufacturers with improved energy efficiency specifications.
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