Indus Tower Removes Desiel Power from 20,000 Towers Across India
Published on: 24th Apr 2013
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India's Indus Tower says that it has converted 20% of its towers away from diesel and onto mains electricity with non polluting power backup supplies. The total number of converted towers now exceeds 20 000.
Indus Towers is a passive tower operator jointly owned by Vodafone, Idea Cellular and Bharti Airtel. It has nearly 112,000 towers across the country.
A telecom site run by Indus uses energy sources like Grid power, Diesel Generator (DG) & Batteries. The project was conceived to run telecom network operations without using Diesel as power backup and without compromising on the network uptime.
Additionally Indus has also deployed other solutions at sites including temperature controlled telecom equipment with 15,000 Free Cooling Units installed to allow heat transfer between ambient and shelter during the time when ambient temperature is quite low (winters and night time). This heat transfer results in reduced run of the ACs thereby reducing energy consumption and reduced carbon emissions.