Tuesday, February 2, 2010


The Society of Cable Telecommunications Engineers (SCTE), today announced an unprecedented new initiative that is designed to help cable system operators to leverage the financial and environmental advantages of implementing “green” strategies.

The Smart Energy Management Initiative (SEMI), an expansion of SCTE’s leadership role in the application of environmentally-friendly and sustainable procedures and products, is intended to drive the creation of meaningful solutions for more efficient operations and economic benefit, as well as positive community impact. The initial agenda for 2010 and beyond includes multiple forums to raise awareness of developing solutions and how they apply to cable operations; an intensive research and thought leadership program; expanded panels and exhibit platforms at Cable-Tec Expo and other SCTE events; development of best practices in the area of energy management; and practical technology demonstrations.

SCTE will host the first of several 2010 SEMI events on April 7 at the Comcast Center in Philadelphia. The agenda is expected to include a variety of topics, such as development of a process for calculating baseline energy usage; updates on alternative heating and cooling solutions; and approaches to reduce outside plant powering costs and consumption. An inaugural forum in December, 2009 addressed facility powering issues and the industry-wide need for, and benefits of, comprehensive energy management plans.

For the full press release, click here.

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