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Plug Into Energy Savings With the Telecommunications Offering

Keeping a telecommunications operation running requires a steady focus on reliability and downtime. With customer service as the lifeline for your business, it’s important to lessen the load on your system to provide consistency and reliability.

Keep your processes running efficiently by upgrading your telecom systems and equipment while improving your facility operations.

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Energy-Efficient Solutions for Telecommunications

Our telecommunications-focused energy advisors provide FREE recommendations for energy efficiency improvements, so you can make informed decisions to best support your company and customer needs.

We offer incentives on a variety of upgrades, including:

  • Switch and dial tone generation-related
  • Equipment upgrades
  • Lighting upgrades
  • Economization
  • Network combing
  • Airflow management
  • HVA right-sizing
  • Fan optimizations
  • Rectifiers
  • Computer room air conditioning

Sample Upgrades

Upgrades like those shown below are popular ways to save energy in telecom facilities. Many other upgrades are available, so ask your energy advisor about what can best help you.

Equipment Standard EfficiencyPremium EfficiencyEstimated Project CostEstimated Annual Energy Savings*Simple Payback**
CLEC/ILEC switch migrationEWSD telephone exchangeSoft switch$200,000/switch (total cost)$30,000/switch6.8 years
UPS system retrofit60%-80% partially loaded93%-96% partially loaded down to 25% load$2,500/kW output (total cost)$800/kW output1.7 years
Economization retrofit with dry coolersMechanical cooling year roundFree cooling majority of the year
$6,500/ton of cooling (total cost)$1,400/ton of cooling3.3 years
HVAC operation and maintenance improvementsStandard maintenance and operation procedures (MOPs)Enhances maintenance and operation procedures (MOPs)No cost - Internal labor only1%-3% of utility bill 
2X4 troffer lighting Fluorescent LED $170/fixture $80/fixture 1.8 years

*Estimated annual energy savings based on $0.10/kWh
**Simple payback includes financial incentives through ComEd

Want More Information?

Call 1-855-433-2700 during normal business hours to speak with a ComEd Energy Efficiency Program representative or send an email to: or

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