SCTE extends Energy 2020 to the cable van

Cable-Tec

The SCTE has extended its two-year-old energy-savings initiative to the cable van.

The group announced today that it has signed a memorandum of understanding with the NAFA Fleet Management Association. Under the agreement, the two organizations will promote professional development and standardization of fleet-management practices relating to gas consumption. 

For the Society of Cable Telecommunications Engineers, the partnership is part of a program launched in 2014 to provide cable operators with new standards, technology, solutions and training to significantly trim energy use and cost in their networks by 2020. 

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“Clearly, no organization has as much experience as NAFA when it comes to managing fleet,” said Chris Bastian, senior VP and CTO of SCTE, in a statement. “By collaborating more closely, we can expand the impact of our current inventories of training and best practices and can draw on each other’s experiences to create new opportunities to achieve our energy-efficiency targets.”

At last week’s SCTE Cable-Tec Expo show in Philadelphia, operators including Comcast and Liberty Global showed off a range of plant-based power-saving solutions that have emerged from Energy 2020. 

The  initiative is a collaborative effort that also involves Charter Communications, Cox Communications, Bright House, Bend Broadband, Rogers Communications, Suddenlink Communications and Buckeye CableSystems.

NAFA is the association for professionals who manage fleets of sedans, public safety vehicles, trucks and buses, as well as a wide range of military and off-road equipment for organizations across the globe. NAFA’s members are responsible for the specification, acquisition, maintenance, repair, fueling, risk management, and re-marketing of more than 4.6 million vehicles that drive an estimated 50 billion miles each year.

For more:
- read this SCTE press release

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