According to a new report from Virginia-based research firm,
Input, federal spending on energy solutions could reach $19 billion by 2015.
The report, "Federal Technology Strategies for Energy Efficiency, 2010-2015,"
discusses the technology solutions that federal agencies are turning to for
help in reducing government energy consumption and carbon footprint. The report
projects billion-dollar spending on energy-saving approaches that include cloud
computing, virtualization, green hardware and building management systems.
The report cites the following IT-related strategies the government will deploy to reduce energy consumption:
- Smart grid modernization, including integrated communications, sensing and measurement technologies; advanced components; advanced control methods; and improved interfaces and decision support.
- Building technologies, including smart meters, sensors, building management systems and energy management systems.
- Green IT, including cloud computing, virtualization, data center consolidation, energy-efficient hardware, and other environmentally sustainable computing products and services.