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Apple @ Work: Power Monitoring Tool for macOS helps IT admins understand how much power their Mac fleet consumes


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As the Mac grows in the enterprise, so does its power consumption. Many IT teams are also tasked with monitoring power consumption as well. Whether it’s internal power usage or the entire fleet for remote teams, understanding how your Macs consume power can help accomplish key internal goals for power usage. A new app from Harald Monihart with SAP aims to provide the necessary information.

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Power Monitoring Tool supports macOS 14.x and macOS 13.x, and is also ready for Apple Silicon. Here are the key features:

  • Measure Energy Consumption: Track how much energy your Mac consumes, helping you understand the environmental impact of your device usage.
  • Location-Based Carbon Footprint: See the carbon footprint generated by your device, taking into account your location. Make informed choices for a greener future.
  • Data-Driven Decisions: With data measured every 5 seconds and storage of maximum values from the last 24 hours, pinpoint energy hogs and optimize your usage for efficiency.
  • Technical Accuracy: While it’s not possible to measure exact wattage directly on the Mac, Power Monitor provides a reliable estimate based on external power meter tests.

Enterprise deployment options

Mac IT admins have the capability to manage settings and carbon intensity data using a configuration profile within their device management systems. They can also utilize the command-line output of Power Monitor for gathering data, which can be integrated with Jamf extension attributes. Once the data is collected, it can be used to create dashboards and monitor overall fleet power usage. One thing that could be very beneficial to track here is the power usage of Apple Silicon-based Macs vs Intel-based Macs. Depending on the goals your company has set for power reduction, it can make the case that moving to an all Apple Silicon based Mac allows you to meet those goals.

The app is entirely open source, so it’s free to download and try.

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