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Did You Know?


New York, Aug 01, 2014

Did You Know? offers a quick look at the broad scope of activities underway within the American National Standards Institute (ANSI) Federation, highlighting the people and initiatives making waves in standardization.

SCTE Announces New Energy Consumption and Cost Reduction Initiative for the Cable Sector
The Society of Cable Telecommunications Engineers (SCTE), an ANSI member and accredited standards developer, recently announced that its SCTE Energy Management Program will begin a new, multi-year initiative intended to assist cable system providers in their efforts to bring down energy costs and consumption, among other goals. The campaign, known as Energy 2020, will focus on the effective use of standards, best practices, and education by cable organizations to reduce their dependency on the electrical grid and optimize their technical facilities and datacenters.

Under the program, members of the SCTE Standards Program will collaborate directly with cable system operator teams, carrying out an eight-step program. Energy 2020 will focus on twelve primary initiatives involving five different categories: Facilities; Marketing/Regulatory; Plant; Technology; and Operations. The program, which draws on work carried out by SCTE’s Smart Energy Management Initiative (SEMI), will also include the development and implementation of targeted training resources.

To learn more about SCTE or the SCTE Energy Management Program, visit www.scte.org. Additional information about Energy 2020 will be presented during a session of the SCTE Cable Tec Expo 2014, which will be held September 22–25, 2014 in Denver, Colorado.

NFPA Releases 2014 National Electrical Code Mobile App
ANSI member and audited designator the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) has released the 2014 edition of NFPA 70, National Electrical Code, as an app for mobile devices. This new app provides users with around-the-clock access to this important code, making it easier to browse through the document in all kinds of settings and situations, while also ensuring that users receive code development information and electrical safety news from NFPA in an effective, timely manner.

The app is available for iPhone and iPad from ANSI member Apple Inc.’s iTunes Store and for devices using Android 2.3.3 or higher from ANSI member Google Inc.’s Google Play store.

Accredited Standards Committee C137 Now an ANSI-Accredited Standards Developer
ANSI’s Executive Standards Council (ExSC) has approved Accredited Standards Committee C137, Lighting Systems (ASC C137), as an ANSI Accredited Standards Developer under its proposed operating procedures for documenting consensus on ASC C137–sponsored American National Standards, effective July 23, 2014. For additional information, please contact Megan Hayes, program manager with ANSI member and accredited standards developer the National Electrical Manufacturers Association (NEMA), by email at megan.hayes@nema.org, or by phone at 703-841-3285.

Accredited Standards Committee ESS Now an ANSI-Accredited Standards Developer
ANSI’s ExSC has approved Accredited Standards Committee ESS, Energy Storage Systems (ASC ESS) as an ANSI Accredited Standards Developer under its proposed operating procedures for documenting consensus on ASC ESS–sponsored American National Standards, effective July 23, 2014. For additional information, please contact Ryan Franks, NEMA program manager, by email at ryan.franks@nema.org, or by phone at 703-841-3271.

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