Powering US networks

Published: Monday 30 April 2001

-- Networking equipment has become an integral part of the US economy. Technological advances invariably lead to more equipment, demanding more power. US is waking up to the fact that inefficient office equipment coupled with ill-managed power distribution systems cause huge power losses. A mere 2.5 per cent saving in the home appliances power consumption saved US about US $3.5 billion in 1999. The same result is possible in this segment as well. As India moves towards an industrialised economy, the demand for power too is increasing. It could do with similar energy saving measures and prevent what the US is only remedying

Tips to save power
US could make tremendous power savings by following some simple tips

(in kilowatt-hours)

How to do it
23,000,000,000 Using power management functions on network and computing devices
7,000,000,000 Switching off equipment not required to operate in the night can save
17,000,000,000 Use of better and efficient power distribution systems

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