Controlling energy consumption for edge sites is becoming a more important aspect of network management. For example, for far edge sites that may be powered by renewable energy, such as solar panels, it is mission critical to reduce energy consumption at such sites to only the resources that are strictly necessary to avoid any interruption of service. Further, for large edge sites that can include several compute nodes, such nodes typically operate at all times regardless of what applications may or may not be operating on the nodes. Various techniques are proposed herein that may facilitate optimum energy management for edge sites in a network environment. Such techniques may provide for controlling power consumption at edge sites even in the absence of direct access to such sites by determining an optimal compromise between application availability and edge site power consumption without the use of specialized/bespoke hardware at edge sites.

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