U.S. Department of Energy - Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy

Advanced Manufacturing Office – Industrial Distributed Energy

ITP Releases Draft Information and Communication Technology Vision and Roadmap

May 20, 2009

The Information and Communication Technology (ICT) community is invited to read the final draft of its technology vision and roadmap. The document, Routing Telecom and Data Centers Toward Efficient Energy Use, outlines innovative technology research and development pathways to radically increase the energy efficiency of data and telecommunications centers. The document is now available for comment. 

The vision and roadmap is the outcome of a workshop held in October 2008, hosted and sponsored by Yahoo!. Inc. and also sponsored by Emerson Network Power, Silicon Valley Leadership Group, and Telecommunications Industry Association. The U.S. Department of Energy Industrial Technologies Program facilitated the workshop.  

More than 60 industry experts gathered to develop the vision and identify research opportunities to take efficiency in data and telecommunication center facilities well beyond the efficiency levels achievable with current best practices. Workshop participants and additional experts provided expanded descriptions of the technology options put forward in three functional areas: equipment and software, power supply chain, and cooling.  

The vision and roadmap will serve as a springboard for generating novel approaches to technology R&D that can transform the ICT industry‚Äôs energy future. Download Routing Telecom and Data Centers Toward Efficient Energy Use (PDF 2.3 MB) Download Adobe Reader. Send us your comments about the document.