Energy Saving Settings for your Mac

Recommended Energy Saver Settings

Open System Preferences and select Energy Saver. To open the pane, choose
Apple menu > System Preferences, then click Energy Saver.

Putnam City Schools recommends these settings:

Select the Battery tab:

OptionSetting
“Turn display off after” sliderSet the amount of time your computer or display should wait before going to sleep to at most 15 minutes.  Recommended: 5 minutes.
Put hard disks to sleep when possibleYes (Checked)
Slightly dim the display while on battery powerYes (Checked)
Enable Power NapNo (Unchecked)

Select the Power Adapter tab:

OptionSetting
“Turn display off after” sliderSet the amount of time your computer or display should wait before going to sleep to at most 15 minutes.  Recommended: 5 minutes.
Prevent computer from sleeping automatically when the display is offYes (Checked)
Put hard disks to sleep when possibleYes (Checked)
Wake for Wi-Fi network accessYes (Checked)
Enable Power NapNo (Unchecked)

Go back to System Preferences and choose Security and Privacy.  Check the box for “Require password after sleep or screen saver begins.”  Set the time to 5 minutes.