SCTE Adds Emergency Prep to Green Program

The scope of the SCTE's SEMI (Smart Energy Management Initiative) program is being expanded to include the industry's need to ensure the availability of power under adverse conditions. At its semiannual SEMI Forum, program members agreed to broaden the focus ...

The scope of the SCTE's SEMI (Smart Energy Management Initiative) program is being expanded to include the industry's need to ensure the availability of power under adverse conditions.

At its semiannual SEMI Forum, program members agreed to broaden the focus of the program beyond its initial goal of reducing energy consumption and expense. The expanded SEMI mission also will include emergency preparedness and disaster recovery planning to provide for continued operational readiness for both the network and its technical and operational workforces.

SEMI will identify needs for such disasters as earthquakes, fire, floods, hurricanes and tornadoes, as well as man-made events such as terror attacks and blackouts. In each case, benchmarks and strategies will be defined for preventing service interruption, rapid restoration of service, and ensuring the availability and safety of the workforce in adverse conditions.
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