Viom and GTL signs MoU with Japan’s NEDO

Viom Networks and GTL has signed an MoU with Japan’s NEDO (Networks and New Energy and Industrial Technology Development Organization) aimed at reducing the diesel consumption and introducing renewable energy from Japan.

This project is the first project under India-Japan bilateral co-operation in the energy sector which is priority of new government under the leadership of Narendra Modi. The project will be implemented in the outskirts of major cities like Delhi and Mumbai and other parts of India covering a total of 62 sites. Out of this EMS (energy management system) will be demonstrated in 20 sites and photo catalyst paint demonstration will be at 52 sites.

Sudhir Prasad, chief operating officer, Viom Networks said, “Aiming to do our part for the global cause, Viom Networks and NEDO have collaborated to explore newer avenues of bringing greener energy solutions to India’s telecom infrastructure sector. As India’s largest independent telecom tower company, Viom Networks has clear environmental goals in the areas of energy efficiency and climate protection. We are fully committed to improve our Energy Efficiency.”

“Viom Networks and NEDO will assess what can be done to further improve energy performance of telecom towers. Viom Networks and NEDO have identified key areas for improvement, and we are looking forward to cooperating to reduce the Indian telecom industry’s carbon emissions,” added Prasad.

This projects aims at demonstrating a system which will help in reducing the consumption of diesel and stable supply of electricity by following two activities. First, introduction of renewable energy and lithium ion batteries and application of energy management system supplied by NEC to demonstrate efficient power uses in telecom towers. Second, application of photo catalyst coat which reflects solar radiation on the side wall and roof the shelter of BTS supplied by Pixela to control the temperature inside the shelter contribution to reduction in power consumption in telecom towers.

Ministry of telecommunication and IT, department of telecom (DoT) has directed telecom tower companies that by 2015 electricity supply to 50 percent of rural and 20 percent of urban telecom towers should be done through a hybrid system comprising grid power and renewable energy and finally to cover 75 percent of rural and 33 percent of urban telecom towers by 2020.

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