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Energy efficiency

Introduction

Technology has the potential to improve the way we live and work, but it can also carry risks to the environment. The Information and Communications Technologies (ICT) industry and its customers have a responsibility to minimise the adverse impact of ICT.

One way we can reduce the impact on climate change – and at the same time reduce operational costs – is by improving the energy efficiency of ICT products and services. Standards can help achieve this goal.

European Commission Mandate M/462 on energy efficiency

In Mandate M/462, the European Commission has asked us, along with the European Committee for Standardization (CEN) and the European Committee for Electrotechnical Standardization (CENELEC), to develop standards to “enable efficient energy use in fixed and mobile information and communication networks”.

We have identified – and are now developing – the standards needed to support the EC’s energy efficiency targets.

Our Role & Activities

Our current work on the environmental aspects of ICT equipment includes energy efficiency.

Environmental Engineering committee (TC EE)

TC EE develops standards for reducing the eco-environmental impact of Information and Communications Technologies (ICT) equipment. This includes:

Access, Terminals, Transmission and Multiplexing committee (TC ATTM)

TC ATTM focuses on the ‘green’ needs of operational networks and sites and broadband transmission including:

Energy efficiency is now a key focus of ETSI's Access, Terminals, Transmission and Multiplexing Technical Committee (TC ATTM). The TC is defining the general landscape of work required to address the energy consumption of all telecommunications equipment and systems. TC ATTM and the European Committee for Electrotechnical Standardisation (CENELEC) are working together on broadband implementation in Europe. Energy costs continue to rise, while broadband penetration is introducing new equipment to the network architecture. Energy consumption is therefore a major consideration affecting widespread broadband deployment

Industry Specification Group (ISG) on Operational energy Efficiency for Users (OEU)

ISG OEU is working to minimize the power consumption and greenhouse gas emissions of infrastructure, utilities, equipment and software within ICT sites and networks. This includes:

Low power in the Internet of Things

We are developing standards for technologies to provide low power to devices in the Internet of Things:

Standards

The following is a list of the latest published ETSI standards on energy efficiency.

A full list of related standards in the public domain is accessible via the ETSI standards search. Via this interface you can also subscribe for alerts on updates of ETSI standards.

For work in progress see the ETSI Work Programme on the Portal.

Standard No. Standard title.
ES 203 475 Environmental Engineering (EE); Standardization terms and trends in energy efficiency
ES 203 136 Environmental Engineering (EE); Measurement methods for energy efficiency of router and switch equipment
GS OEU 019 Operational energy Efficiency for Users (OEU); KPIs for Smart Cities
ES 203 228 Environmental Engineering (EE); Assessment of mobile network energy efficiency
ES 202 706-1 Environmental Engineering (EE); Metrics and measurement method for energy efficiency of wireless access network equipment; Part 1: Power Consumption - Static Measurement Method
GS OEU 003 Operational energy Efficiency for Users (OEU); Energy Consumption Measurement of Operational Information Technology Servers
ES 203 228 Environmental Engineering (EE); Assessment of mobile network energy efficiency
GS OEU 018 Operational energy Efficiency for Users (OEU); Waste management of ICT equipment
GS OEU 012 Operational energy Efficiency for Users (OEU); Technical Global KPIs for Fixed Access Networks
GS OEU 017 Operational energy Efficiency for Users (OEU); Referential specification to define sustainable levels of Fixed Broadband access networks
GS OEU 006 Operational energy Efficiency for Users (OEU); Referential specification to define sustainable levels of ICT Sites
GS OEU 002 Operational energy Efficiency for Users (OEU); Energy Consumption Measurement of Operational Technical Equipment of Copper and Optical Fixed Access
ES 203 228 Environmental Engineering (EE); Assessment of mobile network energy efficiency
ES 202 706 Environmental Engineering (EE); Measurement method for power consumption and energy efficiency of wireless access network equipment
GS OEU 001 Operational energy Efficiency for Users (OEU); Global KPIs for ICT Sites
GS OEU 001 Operational energy Efficiency for Users (OEU); Global KPIs for Data Centres
ES 201 554 Environmental Engineering (EE); Measurement method for Energy efficiency of Mobile Core network and Radio Access Control equipment
GS OEU 008 Operational energy Efficiency for Users (OEU); Global KPI for Information and Communication Technology Nodes
GS OEU 001 Operational energy Efficiency for Users (OEU); Technical Global KPIs for Data Centres
TS 102 706 Environmental Engineering (EE); Measurement method for energy efficiency of wireless access network equipment