ELECTRIC POWER CONTROL DEVICE AND ELECTRIC POWER CONTROL METHOD

  • US 20120210153A1
  • Filed: 04/28/2011
  • Published: 08/16/2012
  • Est. Priority Date: 02/10/2011
  • Status: Active Grant
First Claim
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1. An electric power control device for controlling electric power consumed by an electronic device, the electric power control device comprising:

  • a power consumption monitoring section for monitoring the electric power consumed by the electronic device;

    a moving average calculation section for calculating a moving average of the power consumption of the electronic device, based on the power consumption monitored by the power consumption monitoring section;

    a state-of-load determination section for determining state of the operational load on the electronic device, based on the moving average calculated by the moving average calculation section; and

    a control section configured to control the electronic device to operate either in a restriction mode in which an upper limit corresponding to the state of load determined by the state-of-load determination section is imposed, or in a restriction release mode in which the upper limit is not imposed.

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