Energy 2020: Powering Cable's Success

Developed as a multi-year campaign through the SCTE Energy Management Program, Energy 2020 aims to provide cable system operators with the energy management standards, technology innovation, organizational solutions and training that look to help the cable industry meet Energy 2020’s goals.


News & Updates:


May 3, 2016 - SCTE/ISBE JOINS VILLANOVA RISE FORUM TO ACCELERATE ENERGY 2020 EFFORTS
April 6, 2016 - SCTE/ISBE TABS OPENDAYLIGHT FOR APSIS™ OPEN-SOURCE DEVELOPMENT
March 3, 2016 - SCTE/ISBE: REDUCED RELIANCE ON GRID SHOWS POWER OF ENERGY EFFICIENCY, ALTERNATIVE ENERGY
October 10, 2016 - ENERGY 2020, MSO VISION, VENDOR INNOVATION MARK SCTE CABLE-TEC EXPO; ATTENDANCE EXCEEDS
October 8, 2015 - CABLE’S POWER INNOVATORS EXHIBIT TO HIGHLIGHT ENERGY 2020 PROGRESS AT SCTE CABLE-TEC EXPO
September 29, 2016 - FIRST DEMONSTRATIONS OF APSIS SLATED FOR SCTE CABLE-TEC EXPO
July 30, 2015 - SCTE Energy 2020 Program Unveils Key Suite of Metrics Standards
May 4, 2015 - Dave Fellows Named to SCTE 'Energy 2020' Program Leadership
Feb. 3, 2015 - SCTE: Edge Facilities and HFC Network Represent Greatest Opportunity for Energy Cost Avoidance by Cable System Operators
Feb. 3-4, 2015 – Energy 2020 Plenary Meeting, Herndon, VA
Jan. 15, 2015 – Balan Nair Named Co-Chair of SCTE 'Energy 2020' Program
Sept. 24, 2014 - SCTE Cable-Tec Expo 2014, Energy 2020 Session: Program Launch – Watch a Video of the Opening 
Sept. 10, 2014 - SCTE, CableLabs® Team to Improve Energy Management; Collaborate For End-to-End Strategies to Reduce Consumption, Costs
Aug. 12, 2014 - Industry Leaders to Craft Energy Vision for the Future at SCTE Cable-Tec Expo® 2014 'Energy 2020' Session
Jun. 25, 2014 -  SCTE, Cable Operators Unveil 'Energy 2020' Pledge to Reduce Energy Cost, Consumption by End of Decade



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Join the Industry Effort to Improve Energy Management by the Year 2020
John Schanz and Theresa Hennesy, Comcast Cable discuss the importance of supporting Energy 2020
Mark Dzuban, SCTE and John Schanz, Comcast Cable launched this effort during the Energy 2020 Session at SCTE Cable-Tec Expo® 2014


Program Mission:
 To envision and enable what energy will look like in cable in the year 2020.  Targeting maximum customer uptime and enabling capacity growth via successful organizational, customer and environmental energy solutions.

Program Goals

  • Reduce Power Consumption by 20% on a Unit Basis
  • Energy Cost Reduction by 25% on a Unit Basis

  • Reduce Grid Dependency by 10%
  • Optimize Technical Facilities & Datacenters Footprint by 20%

 




Energy 2020 Co-Chair:
John Schanz
Executive Vice President and Chief Network Officer
Comcast Cable

 


Energy 2020 Co-Chair:
Balan Nair
Executive Vice President and Chief Technology Officer
Liberty Global



Energy 2020 Initiatives:
  Leveraging the input of U.S. and international operators through Energy 2020, SCTE has identified 10 primary initiatives across five categories:  Facilities, Plant, Operations, Technology, and Marketing/Regulatory. Join the SCTE Standards Program where members work together to take each initiative from concept through completion. 



 


 



Edge Facilities and HFC Networks Represent the Greatest Opportunity for Energy Cost Avoidance

According to detailed SCTE analysis of energy usage of a cross section of major operators, between 73% and 83% of cable’s overall energy consumption is by hubs and headends, as well as the access network power supplies powering the active equipment on the HFC network. Cable operator and vendor collaboration and innovation are needed to drive efficiency in these areas.


Take the Pledge and Support Energy 2020

Join the SCTE Standards Program. For more information on how you can participate or partner with SCTE Energy Management, please contact Derek DiGiacomo, Senior Director, Information Systems and Energy Management Programs at ddigiacomo@scte.org.
 

Energy 2020 Beginnings
Energy 2020 and the SCTE Energy Management Program are the next steps in the evolution of comprehensive energy strategies for the cable industry.  The program incorporates initial work by SCTE’s Smart Energy Management Initiative (SEMI), particularly landmark remarks by retired Comcast executive Mark Coblitz.  In a 2012 SEMI presentation, Coblitz championed the concept of energy efficiency as a way to ensure that operators would have sufficient power to meet current and future business needs. 

 

Mark Coblitz, Comcast Corporation presents "The Need for Smart Energy Management in Cable" — Read the Transcript