Silicon Valley Power - Data Center Optimization Program (California)

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Last modified on September 25, 2013.

Financial Incentive Program

Place California

Name Silicon Valley Power - Data Center Optimization Program
Incentive Type Utility Rebate Program
Applicable Sector Commercial
Eligible Technologies Central Air conditioners, Energy Mgmt. Systems/Building Controls, Motor VFDs, Server Virtualization
Active Incentive No
Implementing Sector Utility
Energy Category Energy Efficiency Incentive Programs
Amount Varies

Program Administrator Quantum Energy Services and Technologies, Inc./QuEST

References DSIRE[1]


Silicon Valley Power is providing incentives for data centers in their service territory to improve their energy efficiency. Silicon Valley Power is primarily targeting opportunities to improve the cooling systems of data centers with an area of approximately 5,000 - 10,000 square feet. Eligible sites can have a cooling operations assessment performed by qualified engineering professionals at no cost. If opportunities exist, the data center may be eligible for financial incentives to improve their cooling systems, and to add variable frequency drives to scale fan energy use as a function of cooling load. Incentives are also available for server virtualization. Server virtualization consolidates several physical servers into a single server running several virtual operating systems, which can greatly reduce energy usage.

Incentive Contact

Contact Name Data Center Optimization Program - SVP
Department Quantum Energy Services and Technologies, Inc./QuEST

Phone (510) 540-7200


  • Incentive and policy data are reviewed and approved by the N.C. Solar Center's DSIRE project staff.[1]


  1. 1.0 1.1  "Database of State Incentives for Renewables and Efficiency (DSIRE)"