Monday, December 13, 2010

IP-Enabled Energy Management

IP-Enabled Energy Management: A Proven Strategy for Administering Energy as a Service by Rob Aldrich and John Parello, 2010,Steven Fraser, Head of Cisco Research, talked at ANU last month. One topic was Green ICT and when I mentioned I teach it at ANU, he put me in touch with Rob Aldrich at CISCO USA, co-author of IP-Enabled Energy Management: A Proven Strategy for Administering Energy as a Service (Rob Aldrich and John Parello, 2010, also available as a Kindle e-book).

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).

Product Description

Extend Your Energy Management Capabilities

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  • See how to make your program sustainable and prepare for the future

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.

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