Electricity used by office equipment and network equipment in the US

Summary

Reports an examination of energy use by office equipment and network equipment in the US at the end of 1999. Finds that total direct power use is about 74 TWh per year, which is about 2% of total electricity use in the US. When telecommunications equipment and electronics manufacturing is included the figure rises to 3% of all electricity use. Also finds that power management currently saves 23 TWh/year, and complete saturation and proper functioning of power management would achieve additional savings of 17 TWh/year. Furthermore, complete saturation of night shutdown for equipment not required to operate at night would reduce power use by and additional 7 TWh/year. Compares the finding with predicted figures.

Primary Author(s): Kawamoto K, Koomey J G, et al

Source: Energy Int. J., March 2002, vol.27, no.3, 255-269, 5 figs, 7 tabs, 17 refs.

             BSRIA Abstract Doc 000103113 Abs 20020284

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