There is also proposal for a "Power and Energy Monitoring MIB" co-authored by John Parello to the IETF, October 16, 2010. This is for an Internet standard which is a subset of the existing Management Information Base (MIB) specifically for power and energy monitoring of devices. Essentially what CISCO is proposing to do is to bring together the previously separate approaches to computer based monitoring in a building: one based on IP which was used for Internet networking devices and a separate network was using for building monitoring typically using individual serial lines and proprietary protocols for SCADA (supervisory control and data acquisition).
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About the Author
Rob Aldrich is a Senior Manager for Cisco's Efficiency Assurance Program as well as Principal Energy Services Architect and energy efficiency expert at Cisco. Aldrich is currently focused on working with customers, partners, and Cisco engineering to develop new solutions to global energy challenges. John Parello is currently a Technical Leader in the Ethernet Switching and Technology Group at Cisco and is the lead architect and inventor of Cisco EnergyWise. With over 25 years of technical experience, Parello has created systems and solutions in the public utility, finance, wired, and wireless network management and start-up sectors.