SCTE•ISBE Energy Standards and Operational Practices

 

The SCTE Standards Program is developing standards and operational practices in several key areas to improve the application of environmentally friendly and sustainable procedures and products, to create solutions that lower overall costs and increase overall performance. These documents are consensus developed and SCTE Engineering Committee approved SCTE standards. Many of these standards have been approved by the American National Standards Institute (ANSI) and are so designated.

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Within the cable employee base, the following employees should be involved in the adoption, implementation, and utilization of SCTE Energy Standards and Operational Practices:

  • Access network managers and engineers
  • Outside plant managers and engineers
  • Power supply managers and engineers
  • Critical facilities managers, design engineers, and architects
  • Cable operator datacenter managers and engineers
  • Cable operator energy managers and engineers
  • Equipment engineering teams and inside plant equipment manufacturers
  • Procurement managers, engineers, and teams
  • Energy accounting managers 
  • Product developers and managers
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Critical Facility Energy Assessment Tool - SCTE ISBE is pleased to provide a Critical Facility Energy Assessment Tool Overview that can help cable operators address energy consumption at hubs and headends. As illustrated in the SCTE ISBE energy pyramid, hubs and headends represent a significant portion of cable’s energy footprint. SCTE has produced this tool as part of its membership to the Villanova University RISE Program.

Documents at a glance - A single, consolidated list of all EMS published and in-process documents for use / reference by anyone interested in understanding the nature, applicability and status of all Energy-related standards and operating practices.

Vehicle Selection Workbook - Cable Operator Fleet Maintenance and Vehicle Selection Operational Practice

 
OPERATIONAL PRACTICE:

SCTE 184 2015:  SCTE Energy Management Operational Practices for Cable Facilities

SCTE 184 provides guidelines for design and management of mission-critical hub site facilities supporting the cable industry. SCTE 184 focuses on information, methods, metrics, and processes that balance operational energy efficiency and management with essential business availability requirements and infrastructure investment. This guideline leverages existing industry best practices for smart energy use in vital cable edge facilities and applies these to the specific characteristics and requirements of cable systems hub sites.

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STANDARD:

ANSI/SCTE 186 2012:  Product Environmental Requirements for Cable Telecommunications Facilities

ANSI/SCTE 186 defines environmental and sustainability requirements for the following equipment including but not limited to: CMTSs, receivers, modulators, video encoders, multimedia gateways, servers, routers, switches, network equipment, network storage units, edge routers, add-drop multiplexors and edge QAMs. This standard aligns with ANSI/SCTE 203 2014 for validation of compliance through test methods.

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STANDARD:

ANSI/SCTE 203 2014:  Product Environmental Requirements for Cable Telecommunications Facilities —Test Methods

The specification purpose of ANSI/SCTE 2013 is to define test methods to evaluate equipment compliance with criteria specified in ANSI/SCTE 186 2012. This document specifies physical, environmental, electrical, and sustainability test procedures to evaluate equipment compliance with requirements defined in ANSI/SCTE 186 2012.

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OPERATIONAL PRACTICE:

SCTE 208 2014: Cable Operator Carbon Data Collection Recommended Practices

SCTE 208 defines the process and function of performing a carbon audit based on cable operator greenhouse gas emissions to establish and measure a baseline or year over year comparison of emissions by which subsequent audits may be compared.

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STANDARD:

ANSI/SCTE 210 2015:  Performance Metrics for Energy Efficiency & Functional Density of Cable Data Generation, Storage, Routing, and Transport Equipment

SCTE 210 enables a cable operator to determine how well a piece of rack or shelf equipment performs in terms of minimizing the power required to do its particular job. In addition, this standard provides the means to quantify the amount of useful work the equipment provides per physical space. This release focuses on the Digital Data Transport critical facility equipment. 

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STANDARD:

ANSI/SCTE 211 2015:  Energy Metrics for Cable Operator Access Networks

SCTE 211 enables cable operators to measure how effective changes in the access network (AN) service impact energy consumption from both a high-level and functional operations perspective. 

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STANDARD:

ANSI/SCTE 212 2015:  Cable Operator Energy Audit Framework and Establishment of Energy Baseline

SCTE 212 2015 ANSI/SCTE 212 2015 defines a framework for cable system operators to establish energy baselines for their facilities and networks. 

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STANDARD:

ANSI/SCTE 213 2015:  Edge and Core Facilities Energy Metrics

SCTE 213 2015 ANSI/SCTE 213 2015 provides procedures that help cable operators measure how effective changes in the service impact energy consumption from both high level and functional work perspectives. 

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STANDARD:

ANSI/SCTE 216 2015:  Adaptive Power Systems Interface Specification (APSISTM)

SCTE 216 2015 ANSI/SCTE 216 2015 enables cable operators to measure and control energy consumption associated with delivery of services. SCTE 216 defines software interfaces that allow energy measurement and optimization applications to command and control devices within a service delivery pipeline. . 

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OPERATIONAL PRACTICE:

SCTE 218 2015: Alternative Energy, Taxes, Incentives, and Policy Reference Document

SCTE 218 is an operational practice that provides cable operators with a resource to evaluate alternative energy technology options based on a given geographic location, facility type, and existing or planned infrastructure.

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OPERATIONAL PRACTICE:

SCTE 219 2015: Technical Facility Climate Optimization Methodology

SCTE 219 provides cable operators with guidelines to assess facilities’ existing energy efficiency and climate conditions, including recommended actions to improve air flow and facility climate conditions to reduce energy costs. Also included are advanced cooling technologies such as air side and water side economizers. 

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OPERATIONAL PRACTICE:

SCTE 225 2015: Cable Operator Fleet Maintenance and Vehicle Selection Operational Practice

Cable operators run a distributed network covering thousands of miles connecting facilities to customers and facilities to facilities. This network requires maintenance, upgrades, installation and repairs. Also, new cable subscribers require visits to their site ensuring proper deployment of equipment and turn up of service. All of this is accomplished via a fleet of vehicles that if not managed optimally can impact both the company’s bottom line as well as environment.

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STANDARD:

ANSI/SCTE 226 2015: Cable Facility Classification Definitions and Requirements

This document presents a five tier classification approach to provide cable operators with a framework in which to categorize facilities and critical infrastructure, prioritize investment decisions, establish availability expectations, and to define performance levels for the cable industry.

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OPERATIONAL PRACTICE:

SCTE 228 2016 Inventory of Energy Efficiency Practices for Broadband Provider Facilities

This document is meant to apply to the cable industries facilities including critical facilities, office space, call centers and warehouses. The scope of this document does not include the outside plant.

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OPERATIONAL PRACTICE:

SCTE 229 2016 Operational Practice for Cable Facility Design Process

This document addresses the design of cable facilities that house inside plant equipment which is part of the network through which services are delivered to customers.

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STANDARD:

ANSI/SCTE 232 2016 Key Performance Metrics: Energy Efficiency & Functional Density of CMTS, CCAP, and Time Server Equipment


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STANDARD:

SCTE 234 2016 ISO 50001:2011 Energy Management Systems, Energy Metrics, With Guidance For Use


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