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Business Growth with Energy Reduction Made Possible Through Technology
For nine consecutive years since 1973, the Bell System has met its objective of zero energy growth. During this period the volume of business has grown by 97 percent and the cumulative savings in energy are equivalent to 45 million barrels of oil. Most of the savings to date have been made by improving buildings operations; however, substantial and growing savings have accrued from the introduction of energy-lean technologies in new network electronic systems. The energy consumption of power, switching, transmission, and equipment building systems is reviewed and an estimate is made of the future trends of energy for these systems as well as the impact of alternative energy. It is concluded that continuing zero energy growth will be based on the use of more environmentally tolerant systems and the continuing trend to lower power technologies that have steadily increased system capacity and performance without increasing energy requirements.
Osifchin, N. (1983). Business Growth with Energy Reduction Made Possible Through Technology. Energy Systems Laboratory (http://esl.tamu.edu); Texas A&M University (http://www.tamu.edu). Available electronically from