Emerson Thinks Green

Emerson Network Power introduces new approach to reducing energy consumption in telecommunications networks

September 15, 2008

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COLUMBUS, Ohio -- Emerson Network Power, a business of Emerson (NYSE: EMR) and the global leader in enabling Business-Critical Continuity™, today introduced Energy Logic for Telecommunications, an approach that uses a series of sequential strategies to reduce energy consumption across the network.

To develop Energy Logic for Telecommunications, Emerson Network Power analyzed network inefficiencies and energy-saving opportunities at remote sites and within the central office and developed 12 strategies for reducing energy use in these networks. These strategies comprise a roadmap designed to maximize each strategy’s effectiveness. The key is eliminating inefficiencies along the energy paths at the radio base station and central office, triggering cascading benefits by avoiding associated losses upstream.

The potential efficiency gains through Energy Logic for Telecommunications are significant—reducing consumption by nearly 60 percent at the base station and 40 percent at the central office. To put those numbers in perspective, estimates indicate the telecom industry was responsible for about 1 percent of the energy consumption of the planet last year. That equates to 15 million U.S. homes and matches the CO2 emissions of 29 million cars.

“Worldwide demand for broadband and wireless services is growing at double-digit rates as businesses and consumers rely more and more on high-speed and mobile communications platforms, but there are energy inefficiencies within these networks,” said Jacques Poulin, vice president of global marketing, Emerson Network Power’s Energy Systems business. “For the most part, industry discussion has been limited to the energy efficiency of individual products. Energy Logic for Telecommunications looks at the network holistically, maximizing the impact of individual strategies.”

Emerson Electric Co.

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