A power plan consists of a group of power setting preferences. These preferences consist of both an AC and DC value for each of the power settings. Each power plan is identified through a unique GUID as well as a friendly name. Windows Vista has three default power plans: Power Saver, Balanced, and High Performance. These plans can be customized, and additional plans can be created. All power plans have a personality attribute that indicates the overall power savings behavior of the plan.
In addition to being able to choose what power plan you want to use, Windows 10 also makes it easy for you to tell what power plan is currently assigned to your computer. You can do this from the Control Panel and from the command line.
The following tutorial demonstrates how to see what the currently active power plan that is set for the computer is when you’re using a version of the Windows 10 operating system.
Method One: How to See Your Current Active Power Plan Scheme in Power Options in Windows 10
Here is how you can see the active power plan from the Control Panel in Windows 10:
1. Open Power Options.
2. The power plan with the dot highlighted is the active power plan for your computer.
You can now close the Control Panel window and continue using your computer if you like.
Method Two: How to See Your Current Active Power Plan Scheme in Command Prompt in Windows 10
Here is how you can see the active power plan from the Command Prompt in Windows 10:
1. Open the Command Prompt window.
2. Type the following command into the command line and then press the Enter key on your keyboard to execute it.
3. The results in the command line will show you the power plan name and the power plan GUID.