SCTE 238 2017

Operational Practice for Measuring and Baselining Power Consumption in Outside Plant Equipment and Power Supplies

This operational practice covers techniques for measuring the energy consumption of outside plant (OSP) equipment, including power supplies, fiber optic nodes, RF amplifiers and other active electronic devices in the outside plant. Methods apply to modern equipment with built-in metering and to un-metered legacy equipment, and some of the latter may be intrusive and service impacting.

This operational practice is to help cable operators determine the actual energy consumption of current and newer OSP devices as they are deployed in the field in order to 1) develop energy monitoring and management practices to improve energy efficiency in the OSP, and 2) to understand where improvements in next generation access network equipment are needed to achieve further improvements in energy efficiency.