SCTE says its headquarters has cut $18K off its electrical bill, wants to set industry example

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The SCTE says if it can cut $18,000 off its electric bill at its Exton, Penn. headquarters, cable operators should be able to make dent in their energy use, too.

Plugging one of its biggest initiatives, the Energy 2020 plan to cut spending on network power use by 25 percent from 2015 to 2020, the Society of Cable Telecommunications Engineers is using its own power bill as an example. 

The SCTE said conservancy measures put in place in Exton back in 2010 have reduced grid dependency by more than 200,000 kilowatt hours (kWh), resulting in an $18,000 savings.

The trade group said it has generated more than 78,0000 kWh of power through a roof-mounted 23 kW (AC) solar array. 

Meanwhile, it attributes 100,000 kWh of grid dependency savings to replacing 150 T-12 fluorescent light fixtures with LED four-inch linear tubes.

Another grid saver: SCTE said it changed the 250-watt high-pressure sodium bulbs outside its facility to 280watt LED fixtures, saving another 25,000 kWh.

"A central tenet of the Energy 2020 program is the material impact that the program can have for operators and the communities they serve," said Mark Dzuban, president and CEO of SCTE. "Our initial work shows how even relatively small deployments can dramatically reduce consumption, as well as its associated costs, for the industry."

For more:
- read this SCTE press release

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