The Society of Cable Telecommunications Engineers launched projects for 3 new standards and recommended practices designed to support business continuity and improve energy management efforts for cable operators. Specifically, the “Business Continuity and Disaster Recovery for Network Operators” project will study best practices to prepare for and respond to natural and manmade disasters that may result in widespread network outages. The project is to be chaired by Joseph Viens, director of enterprise business continuity and crisis management for Time Warner Cable.
The “380 VDC Power Distribution for Cable Facilities” project will address the opportunity to simplify and optimize network electrical systems through the application of DC power distribution. The effort is co-chaired by Andy Clancy of Universal Electric Corp/StarLine DC Solutions and Tyson Morris of Alpha Technologies.
The “Recommended Practices for Carbon Data Collection and Management” project is intended to help cable operators map their carbon footprints to identify opportunities to increase energy efficiency and cost savings. The effort is being led by Adrian Shulock, senior sustainability strategist of Coppervale Enterprises.
“The continued interest of our industry in improved energy management and business continuity practices is driving increased levels of activity at the intersection of the SCTE Energy Program and the SCTE Standards Program,” said Derek DiGiacomo, senior director, information systems and energy management programs for SCTE. “These projects are important steps toward enabling the industry to monitor and reduce energy usage, and to improve the ability of our networks to function in the face of adverse circumstances.”