Renewable energy can save Telcos money

New Delhi:Telecom companies can save up to Rs 80,000 crore over the next eight years by replacing diesel with a renewable energy source to power towers, says a report released by NGO Greenpeace on Tuesday.


“With an ambition to be diesel free by 2020, 12.5 per cent of these towers need to be retrofitted (with renewable energy source) every year…telecom companies average savings would be Rs 10,000 crore every year that adds up to nearly Rs 80,000 crore over the 8 year period,” the report said.

It added the government will be able to save subsidies of around Rs 273 crore every year from reduction in use of diesel.

The report said India has 4,00,000 network towers and over 70 per cent of them are located in off-grid…..

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Amit Antil

After doing Power Management (MBA) from National Power Training Institute (NPTI), Amit Antil is now presently working with Today Green Energy Pvt. Ltd. and looking after business development activities for Solar. Earlier he was associated with leading power trading company Global Energy for 3 years. He has a sound knowledge about bidding, power trading, open access, REC trading, Govt. Liaisoning, Contract Negotiation, Power Purchase Agreement.

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