Industry Specification Group (ISG) on Operational energy Efficiency for Users (OEU) Activity Report 2022

Chair: Dominique Roche, eG4U

Developing specifications for environmentally efficient Information and Communications Technologies (ICT).

ETSI’s Industry Specification Group on Operational energy Efficiency for Users (ISG OEU) is addressing operational eco-efficient Information and Communications technologies (ICT), including the power consumption and greenhouse gas emissions related to infrastructure, equipment and software within ICT sites (e.g. data centres, central offices) and networks.

The group brings together ICT professionals from a broad cross-section of European industries including the aeronautical and automotive sectors, banking, insurance and smart cities. ISG OEU works closely with ETSI’s Access, Terminals, Transmission and Multiplexing (TC ATTM) and Environmental Engineering (TC EE) committees, and benefits from involvement in its work of the European Commission (EC), specifically DG Growth and DG Communications Networks, Content and Technology (CNECT).

Activities carried out by ISG OEU aim are focused on:

  • Definition of users’ requirements that are provided to ETSI TCs for development of necessary standards.
  • Development of reference specifications to define sustainable levels of ICT elements (e.g. sites, parts of network).

This work sees ISG OEU collaborating closely with other ETSI technical bodies, notably: TC eHEALTH, TC ATTM, TC EE and TC SmartM2M.

ISG OEU supports European Commission (EC) Mandate M/462 on efficient energy use in fixed and mobile information and communication networks.

See the list of ISG OEU Work Items currently in development here.

During the year, the group continued to support ETSI’s active participation in the CEN-CENELEC-ETSI Coordination Group on Smart Grid (CG SG).