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SCTE Energy 2020 Program Unveils Key Suite of Metrics Standards

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:

  • SCTE 210 2015—Performance Metrics for Energy Efficiency & Functional Density of Cable Data Generation, Storage, Routing, and Transport Equipment
  • SCTE 211 2015—Energy Metrics for Cable Operator Access Networks
  • SCTE 212 2015—Cable Operator Energy Audit Framework and Establishment of Energy Baseline
  • SCTE 213 2015—Edge and Core Facilities Energy Metrics

    “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.”

    Society of Cable Telecommunications Engineers (SCTE)

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