Liberty CTO to Co-Chair 'Energy 2020'

Jan. 15, 2015
Balan Nair, executive vice president and CTO of Liberty Global (NASDAQ:LBTYA), has been named co-chairman of the SCTE's "Energy 2020" ...
Balan Nair, executive vice president and CTO of Liberty Global (NASDAQ:LBTYA), has been named co-chairman of the SCTE's "Energy 2020" plan.

Nair will work with John Schanz, Comcast's (NASDAQ:CMCSA) chief network officer and executive vice president, to extend the industry's effort to reduce and optimize energy use by the end of the decade. Energy 2020 goals include:

  • Reduction of power consumption by 20% on a unit basis
  • Energy cost reduction by 25% on a unit basis
  • Reduction of grid dependency by 10%
  • Optimization of technical facilities and datacenters footprint by 20%

The program is intended to create alignment on standards and operational practices, to drive design and implementation of equipment, and to create SCTE training resources to optimize technology for maximum efficiency. Energy 2020 resources will be available worldwide through SCTE's global brand, the International Society of Broadband Experts.