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SBI Bulletin: Energy Efficiency Technologies in Information and Communication Industry, 2005-2015

Businesses which produce equipment, software and services to process, deliver and display electronic information comprise the information and communications technology (ICT) industry. At the forefront of innovation, the ICT sector is one of the most rapidly growing sectors of the global economy. Demand for personal computers, smart phones and broadband services continue to increase rapidly.

The use of ICT products across wide ranging applications currently accounts for 5.7% of the world’s electricity consumption and 1.8% of global carbon emissions. However, ongoing technological innovations are enabling the ICT sector to improve the in-use energy efficiency of its products, including personal computers and peripherals, data center equipment and telecommunications devices and networks. These innovations are expected to improve overall ICT product energy efficiency by 38% by 2015 as compared to 2005 levels.

ICT products and services enable energy efficiency and emissions reductions in other industries as well. ICTs can be employed to capture, communicate, analyze and respond to vast amounts of data, which can lead to optimized energy use within large, energy-reliant sectors such as the power, industrial and logistics sectors. Similarly, the adoption of ICT products and technologies can reduce energy consumption across sectors by enabling smart buildings, dematerialization and travel substitution.

This SBI Bulletin identifies the most significant opportunities to improve energy efficiency through the use of ICT through 2015. Representative ICT products, technologies and requirements are discussed. Opportunities to improve energy efficiency are presented for the following sectors: ICT, power, industrial, logistics, building management systems, dematerialization and travel substitution.


Energy Efficiency Technologies in Information and Communication Industry, 2005-2015
Introduction and Scope
ICT Sector
Personal Computers & Peripherals
Figure 1-1 Global Electricity Consumption and Carbon Emission of PC/Peripherals, BAU, 2005-2015 (in billion kWh and million tonnes CO2e)
Figure 1-2 Global Electricity Consumption of PC/Peripherals, Impact of Energy-Savings ICT Technologies, 2005-2015 (in billion kWh)
Data Centers
Figure 1-3 Global Electricity Consumption and Carbon Emissions of Data Centers, BAU, 2005-2015 (in billion kWh and million tonnes CO2e)
Figure 1-4 Global Electricity Consumption of Data Centers, Impact of Energy-Saving ICT Technologies, 2005-2015 (in billion kWh)
Telecommunications
Figure 1-5 Global Electricity Consumption and Carbon Emissions of Telecommunications, BAU, 2005-2015 (in billion kWh and million tonnes CO2e)
Figure 1-6 Global Electricity Consumption of Telecommunications, Impact of Energy-Saving ICT Technologies, 2005-2015 (in billion kWh)
Power Sector
Figure 1-7 Global Electricity Production and Carbon Emissions of Power Sector, BAU, 2005-2015 (in billion kWh and million tonnes CO2e)
Smart Grid
Integrated Communications
Sensing and Measuring
Smart Meters
Smart Sensors
Information Technology Hardware and Software
Grid Visualization Technology
Demand Response Technology
Figure 1-8 Global Electricity Production of Power Sector, Impact of Energy-Saving ICT Technologies, 2005-2015 (in billion kWh)
Logistics Sector
Figure 1-9 Global Energy Consumption and Carbon Emissions of Logistics Sector, BAU, 2005-2015 (in billion kWh and million tonnes CO2e)
Distribution Network Optimization
Route Optimization
Eco Driving
Table 1-2 Opportunities for ICT in Logistics, 2010
Figure 1-10 Global Energy Consumption of Travel Related to Business and Commerce, Impact of Energy-Saving ICT Technologies, 2005-2015 (in billion kWh)
Industrial Sector
Figure 1-11 Global Energy Consumption and Carbon Emissions of Industrial Sector, BAU, 2005-2015 (in billion kWh and million tonnes CO2e)
Smart Motor Systems
Integrated Energy Management
Figure 1-12 Global Energy Consumption of Industrial Sector, Impact of Energy-Saving ICT Technologies, 2005-2015 (in billion kWh)
Buildings
Figure 1-13 Global Energy Consumption and Carbon Emissions of Buildings, BAU, 2005-2015 (in billion kWh and million tonnes CO2e)
Smart Building Design
Table 1-3 Energy Modeling Software for Smart Building Design, 2010
Smart Building Management
Table 1-4 Opportunities for ICT in Building Management Systems, 2010
Figure 1-14 Global Energy Consumption of Buildings, Impact of Energy-Saving ICT Technologies, 2005-2015 (in billion kWh)
Figure 1-15 Global Energy Consumption and Carbon Emissions of the Production of Physical Media, BAU, 2005-2015 (in billion kWh and million tonnes CO2e)
Figure 1-16 Global Energy Consumption in the Production of Physical Media, Impact of Energy-Saving ICT Technologies, 2005-2015 (in billion kWh)
Travel Substitution
Figure 1-17 Global Energy Consumption and Carbon Emissions of Travel Related to Business and Commerce, BAU, 2005-2015 (in billion kWh and million tonnes CO2e)
Figure 1-18 Global Energy Consumption of Travel Related to Business and Commerce, Impact of Energy-Saving ICT Technologies, 2005-2015 (in billion kWh)
Conclusion
Market Size and Growth
Figure 1-19 World Marketed Energy Consumption, 2005-2015 (in quadrillion Btu)
Figure 1-20 Global Energy and Emissions Footprint, ICT Sector, 2006-2015 (in billion kWh and million tonnes CO2e)
ICT Sector
Figure 1-21 Global ICT-Enabled Energy and Emissions Reductions, ICT Sector, 2006-2015 (in billion kWh and million tonnes CO2e)
Figure 1-22 Global Value of Improved In-Use Energy Efficiency, ICT Sector, 2006-2015 ($ billion)
Power Sector
Figure 1-23 Global ICT-Enabled Energy and Emissions Reductions, Power Sector, 2006-2015 (in billion kWh and million tonnes CO2e)
Figure 1-24 Global value of ICT-Enabled Energy Efficiencies, Power Sector, 2006-2015 ($ billion)
Logistics Sector
Figure 1-25 Global ICT-Enabled Energy and Emissions Reductions, Logistics Sector, 2006-2015 (in billion kWh and million tonnes CO2e)
Figure 1-26 Global Value of ICT-Enabled Energy Efficiencies, Logistics Sector, 2006-2015 ($ billion)
Industrial Sector
Figure 1-27 Global ICT-Enabled Energy and Emissions Reductions, Industrial Sector, 2006-2015 (in billion kWh and million tonnes CO2e)
Figure 1-28 Global Value of ICT-Enabled Energy Efficiencies, Industrial Sector, 2006-2015 ($ billion)
Buildings
Figure 1-29 Global Value of ICT-Enabled Energy Efficiencies, Buildings, 2006-2015 (in billion kWh and million tonnes CO2e)
Figure 1-30 Global Value of ICT-Enabled Energy Efficiencies, Buildings, 2006-2015 ($ billion)
Dematerialization
Figure 1-31 Global ICT-Enabled Energy and Emissions Reductions, Dematerialization, 2006-2015 (in billion kWh and million tonnes CO2e)
Figure 1-32 Global Value of ICT-Enabled Energy Efficiencies, Dematerialization, 2006-2015 ($ billion)
Travel Substitution
Figure 1-33 Global ICT-Enabled Energy and Emissions Reductions, Travel Substitution, 2006-2015 (in billion kWh and million tonnes CO2e)
Figure 1-34 Global Value of ICT-Enabled Energy Efficiencies, Travel Substitution, 2006-2015 ($ billion)
Conclusion
Figure 1-35 Global ICT Energy Savings, 2015 (in Billion kWh)
Figure 1-36 Global ICT-Enabled Energy and Emissions Reductions, All Sectors, 2006-2015 (in billion kWh and million tonnes CO2e)
Figure 1-37 Global Value of ICT-Enabled Energy Efficiencies, All Sectors, 2006-2015 ($ billion)
Figure 1-38 Global Value of ICT Enabled Energy and Emissions Savings by Sector, 2015 (in $ Billion)

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