The technologies will allow wireless operators, communication carriers, internet service providers and large enterprises to turn electricity from commercial alternating current (A.C.) to direct current (D.C.).
Customized rectifiers and software which will boost efficiency of the A.C./D.C. adaptation process to up to 97 percent, thereby saving electricity and cutting greenhouse gas emissions.
Energy savings can be more than 1 billion kilowatt-hours every year through reducing power use and cooling costs for the 23, 000 telecom offices and large data centers in the country.
Testing for the five technologies will be done in five of Verizons central office facilities.
To help with the project, the Department of Energy had given a $2.4 million grant to finance the monitoring, research, design, engineering, removal and installation expenses of the program.
Information and communication facilities take up around 3 percent of United States electric use. The quick progress of data centers as well as the demand for it in the country is expected to require two more large power plants.
If energy efficiency measures are not practiced, electricity costs will rise, as well as greenhouse gas emissions. The dependability of electricity will also suffer.
Verizon is a New-York based broadband and other wireless communications provider originally founded as Bell Atlantic Corporation by AT&T. It is a Dow 30 company. Just recently, Verizon had been named as the most trusted U.S. communications company in the research firm Ponemon Institutes annual Most Trusted Companies for Privacy Consumer Survey. Verizon had ranked 14 among all U.S. companies. The survey was made from 6, 600 adult consumers.
Lineage Power is a power conversion solutions provider as well as provides hardware and software to OEM customers, service providers, and large enterprises. With headquarters at Texas, it is also a Gores Group company which gets its heritage of innovation from AT&T, Bell Labs, Lucent Technologies and Western Electric. The company has over 2000 employees that has technical expertise in over 25 locations worldwide and has thousands of customers in more than 75 countries. Lineage Power has recently partnered with utility company Power-One for digital power licensing so that Lineage Power can extend their digital DC power control technology for telecom energy sytems to the digital board-mounted power industry. Lineage Power aims to provide customers and partners with wider choice of multi-sourced digital bus coverters and digital POLs.