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Energy 20/20: Powering Cable's Success

Energy 20/20 aims to provide cable system operators with energy management standards, technology innovation, organizational solutions and training that look to help advance the cable industry.

Join the Industry Effort to Improve Energy Management in the Cable Industry

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Program Mission

Our team is continuing our mission to innovate and educate our industry on ways to stay reliable and responsible.

We’re taking the program’s success in energy management standards and best practices and setting our sights on what’s next.

Standards for Today. Vision for Tomorrow.

Now that we’ve met our initial goals, SCTE is continuing to lead the way toward sustainability excellence in power reliability, availability, and performance.

There’s more work to be done.

We’re setting bigger objectives, developing better practices, and sharing best of breed training to ensure our vision of responsible and dependable energy management is realized – and maintained – always with cable subscribers in mind.

This success story report highlights the major milestones of the Energy 20/20 Program. View the historical progress of the program.

Energy 20/20 Initiatives

Leveraging the input of U.S. and international operators, SCTE has identified 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. 

Energy 20/20 Focus Areas



Cable Operator Power Consumption Pyramid



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Outside Plant and Critical Facilities Represent the Greatest Opportunity for Energy Cost Avoidance

According to SCTE energy usage analysis of a cross section from major operators, between 66% and 81% 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. Industry collaboration and innovation are needed to drive efficiency in these areas.

Download Energy-Specific Standards and Best Practices

The SCTE Standards Program is responsible for standards and operational practices 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 the SCTE Engineering Committee approves SCTE standards. Many of these standards have also been approved by the American National Standards Institute (ANSI) and are so designated.

Join the Program and Support Energy 20/20

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, Energy Management Programs and Business Continuity at ddigiacomo@scte.org.

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Derek DiGiacomo

Senior Director, Energy Management Programs and Business Continuity

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