Alcatel-Lucent today announced a professional services suite called "Sustainable Power." This new global solution supports growing customer demand for eco-friendly, sustainable network energy solutions to help reduce their current energy consumption and costs. Alcatel-Lucent now can offer professional network services to help customers analyze their network's power consumption requirements, identify areas where improvements can be made to existing infrastructure as well as make recommendations on alternative energy solutions using wind, solar and fuel cells.
Alcatel-Lucent's Sustainable Power practices is a multi-vendor solution designed for mobile and wireline service providers, independent telecommunications providers, government agencies, corporations, municipalities and campuses. It ranges from detailed power and battery assessment, grounding survey, power design order, equipment engineering, material sourcing services, equipment installation and equipment and battery removal and disposition. The solution also supports planning and design services, which mitigate the risk of a network outage, and business contingency plans when implementing network power solutions.
With today's announcement, Alcatel-Lucent will now offer the following services:
* Energy assessment service to analyze existing network power infrastructure and upgrade current systems to meet new environmental requirements
* Expanded multi-vendor power product and services portfolio with alternative energy systems including wind, solar and fuel cell
* Expanded equipment removal service that includes recycling capabilities to dispose of assets in a eco-friendly way that complies with U.S. federal and local regulations
Alcatel-Lucent currently is working with Cavalier Telephone, a full-service competitive communications provider (CLEC) based in Richmond, VA, to renovate its existing battery backup system. This system spans the mid-Atlantic, Midwest and Southwest areas of the United States.
"Cavalier is committed to deploying eco-friendly, sustainable network energy solutions - like upgrading our backup power system - and to doing so in a way that keeps our existing network fully operational during the process," Jim Vermeulen, Vice President of Operations, Cavalier Telephone. "Working with a single vendor to reconfigure our plant cabling, perform battery load tests and recycle the old batteries saved us money and made the project easier to manage."
"Today, energy consumption is a global business challenge dramatically impacting the bottom-line of virtually every organization. We believe energy system assessments and improvements will be critical to maintaining a competitive advantage in an era where resources are increasingly expensive and constrained," stated Andy Williams, President of Alcatel-Lucent's Services business activities. "Alcatel-Lucent is ready with a wide array of services to help customers in many industries improve their current network power consumption and to find ways to use emerging alternative technologies to prepare for a future where traditional energy resources will be costly and less available. As we look ahead to 2009 and beyond, organizations that proactively evaluate and upgrade their power systems will have a significant strategic advantage over those who pursue a business-as-usual approach."