EXTON, Pa. -- The Society of Cable Telecommunications Engineers (SCTE) today announced the approval and availability of a first wave of standards that will be key to the success of the cable industry’s landmark Energy 2020 program.
The Energy Metrics, Data Collection & Reporting Working Group has produced four standards that will enable the industry to benchmark energy usage—creating the metrics, the uniform baselines, and the measurement functions that are needed to accurately assess current energy consumption and predict power requirements for future services. They include:
“A huge step in meeting our industry-wide goal of double-digit reductions in energy costs and consumption by the end of the decade is establishing a common way of understanding energy usage across the operator community,” said Dan Cooper, vice president, critical infrastructure for Time Warner Cable and chair of the SCTE Standards Program’s Energy Management Subcommittee. “These metrics and baselining standards provide the precise starting points and consistent measurement criteria that will allow members of the cable community to map network engineering and operations activities against the industry’s Energy 2020 goals.”