Your facility’s operating systems need to be reliable all day, every day. The DTE Telecom Program offers energy efficiency upgrades to lower your monthly energy expenses, improve your system’s reliability, identify facility development opportunities and enhance your facility’s operations and performance — all without slowing down your daily operation.
To get a free consultation, please contact our team today at (888) 287-2201 or DTETelecom@franklinenergy.com.
This program provides technical services and whole-building solutions to help your telecommunications facilities use energy more efficiently. Through the program, you can receive a no-cost facility assessment by our telecommunications-focused energy advisors and incentives for a variety of energy efficiency upgrades, including:
Qualifying customers must be providers of wired or wireless telephone, internet, cable, broadcasting or telecommunications data services within the DTE service area. All customer facility types are eligible to participate, provided they are a DTE electric ratepayer.
Infrastructure upgrades are popular ways to save energy in telecom facilities. The following projects are a few examples of how the DTE Telecom Program can save you money.
|Example Project #1|
|Energy-Saving Project||Switch Peripheral Equipment Consolidation|
|Existing Conditions||Switch is powering underutilized or unneeded line and equipment|
|Proposed Conditions||Consolidation of working lines and trunks into fewer pieces of active switch peripheral equipment|
|Estimated Project Cost||$33,000|
|Estimated Annual Energy Savings||194,000 kWh|
|Estimated Annual Cost Savings1||$21,000|
|Simple Payback2||0.82 Years|
|Example Project #2|
|Energy-Saving Project||CLEC/ILEC Switch Migration|
|Existing Conditions||Legacy telephone exchange hardware|
|Proposed Conditions||Switching software on general-purpose hardware (Softswitch)|
|Estimated Project Cost||$200,000|
|Estimated Annual Energy Savings||300,000 kWh|
|Estimated Annual Cost Savings1||$33,000|
|Simple Payback2||5.33 Years|
|Example Project #3|
|Energy-Saving Project||Airflow Management with Increased Economization|
|Existing Conditions||Legacy data center layout|
|Proposed Conditions||Improved ductwork, supply fan speed reductions, maximize economization hours|
|Estimated Project Cost||$367,000|
|Estimated Annual Energy Savings||1,250,000 kWh|
|Estimated Annual Cost Savings1||$137,000|
|Simple Payback2||1.58 Years|
1Estimated annual cost savings based on an $0.11/kWh price of electricity; the 2020 EIA.gov annual average for commercial customers in Michigan.
2Simple payback includes financial incentives through DTE Energy.
Many other upgrades are available, so speak with your energy advisor about the projects to best benefit your organization's needs at (888) 287-2201 or DTETelecom@franklinenergy.com.