The Society of Cable Telecommunications Engineers (SCTE) has announced the formal adoption of SCTE 184 and SCTE 186, the first two standards for energy management in the cable telecommunications industry.
The standards, the first in a planned portfolio of energy-related specifications for the industry, have been created by the SCTE Standards Program’s Sustainability Management Subcommittee (SMS) to help the industry reduce energy consumption and costs within mission-critical operations facilities. SCTE 184 establishes for the first time recommended practices for energy management, while SCTE 186 defines common environmental and sustainability requirements for equipment within those facilities.
“Optimising existing energy resources is essential to ensuring the availability and cost-effectiveness of cable service offerings,” said Dan Cooper, vice president of critical infrastructure for Time Warner Cable and chairman of the Sustainability Management Subcommittee. “By establishing standards that can reduce consumption in critical facilities, we’re laying the foundation for real, immediate returns for the industry as well as more comprehensive energy approaches in the near future.”