Silicon Valley Power - Data Center Optimization Program

February 09, 2011


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.

Program Overview

Implementing Sector: Utility
Category: Financial Incentive
State: California
Incentive Type: Rebate Program
Web Site:
Administrator: Quantum Energy Services & Technologies, Inc./QuEST
Start Date:
Eligible Renewable/Other Technologies:
  • Air conditioners
  • Energy Mgmt. Systems/Building Controls
  • Motor VFDs
  • Other EE
  • Data Center Equipment
Incentive Amount: Varies


Name: Data Center Optimization Program - SVP
Phone: (510) 540-7200

This information is sourced from DSIRE; the most comprehensive source of information on incentives and policies that support renewables and energy efficiency in the United States. Established in 1995, DSIRE is operated by the N.C. Clean Energy Technology Center at N.C. State University.