Broadband and cable industry can go green with new energy equipment

As much as 83 percent of cable’s overall energy consumption is by hubs and headends, as well as access network power supplies, according to a recent SCTE analysis. Without action to reduce this number, annual cable energy costs could rise from more than $1 billion currently to as much as $4 billion per year by 2020.

To address this challenge, SCTE’s Energy 2020 program was created to reduce projected energy costs and consumption. One of the first standards developed by the initiative, SCTE 186, defines common environmental and sustainability requirements for equipment within mission-critical operations facilities.

Last week, Alpha Technologies announces that all of its headend powering equipment meets or exceeds the requirements of the SCTE 186 standard.

Please see the press release here for more information