The biggest energy saving potential for telco's and tower companies in Asian countries like Myanmar is a diesel cost. The new technology solution is available – with Proxion Solutions' intelligent energy system fuel costs can be cut minimum in half! You can discard diesel generators in bad-grid environment, and significantly reduce the run hours of diesel generators in off-grid sites.
From green energy systems point of view, the use of modern system solves also environmental problems caused by constantly running diesel generators. Reducing generator run times to minimum 50% compared today will also lower the maintenance costs, noise and CO2 pollution and thus lower the OPEX and neighborhood complaints. Advanced Lithium-Ion battery technology embedded in intelligent and automated systems make BluES energy systems potential game changers compared to traditional lead-acid based systems. Immediate OPEX related cost saving opportunities, significant environmental and other benefits in BTS sites were identified:
- DG RUNTIME REDUCED BY 60%
- 68% LESS MAINTENANCE VISITS
- FUEL TRANSPORT REDUCED FROM 11 TIMES TO 3,6 TIMES IN A YEAR
- LUBRICATION OIL CONSUMPTION REDUCED FROM 68.8 LITRES/YEAR TO 16.8 LITRES
- NO EXTRA AIR-CONDITIONING REQUIRED
- LOWER NOISE POLLUTION AND NEIGHBOURHOOD COMPLAINTS
- CARBON EMISSIONS REDUCED TO ONE THIRD
- LITHIUM-ION BATTERIES WITH ZERO POLLUTION IN PRODUCTION, OPERATION, AND WASTE – NO LEAD, AND LESS WASTE MANAGEMENT
- ESTIMATED LIFE SPAN OF LITHIUM-ION BATTERIES IS MINIMUM 3-4 TIMES LONGER THAN LEAD-ACID BATTERIES
- WEIGTH REDUCTION BY 75 % – EASY TRANSPORT, EXCELLENT FOR ROOFTOPS, REDUCED HEALTH RISKS
- BluES SUPPORTS ALTERNATIVE ENERGY SOURCES SUCH AS SOLAR AND WIND
It is important to leave traditional solution approach behind and use new solutions with advanced technology. Now it is possible to get cost savings immediately by stopping use of quickly ageing lead-acid batteries and diesel generators by replacing them by solution with new approach. In addition to cost savings, the modern approach improves the site profitability significantly, and guarantees reliable base station energy supply for telecom operators and tower companies.
Measured results provided by BluES energy system
The diesel run time and related cost saving were demonstrated by comparing diesel generator's run hours before and after BluES system has been taken in use. Traditional lead-acid system had the average daily DG runtime of more than 12 hours. After change to BluES system, the DG runtime was reduced to 4 hours 52 mins (more than 7 hours shorter), which is 60% less than with traditional system.
Traditional system was calculated to consume over 11.000 litres diesel yearly, when BluES system requires less than 4.500 litres. The difference is a less than 7000 litres per site on yearly level, i.e. respectively 60 % less. In Myanmar, this translates to yearly saving of 4 kUSD per site – in a case of 1000 sites in similar conditions the saving scales up to 40 MUSD per year! DG consumption of 2,5 litres per hour was used in the calculations.
When the fuel consumption is translated in carbon emissions, with traditional system these are almost three times bigger. This means emission of 29,4 tons CO2 with traditional system, with BluES system only 10,9 tons CO2.
System CAPEX should not be the only decision criteria when purchasing energy systems, lowest total cost of ownership can be reached by investing in quality power systems. Total Cost of Ownership (TCO) calculations show the difference: traditional systems based on lead acid batteries provide initial investment but much higher total TCO. With systems embedded with advanced lithium-ion batteries an initial investment may be higher, but the payback is typically 1 to 2 years. The relative difference is illustrated in the graph on the right, which presents TCO of 10 years of an off-grid site with 2 kW equipment load.
The reliability of the BluES™ Advanced Energy System is based on the cutting-edge technology. The solution is designed to guarantee the energy supply in critical conditions in a cost effective and environmental friendly manner. Customers can discard diesel generators in bad-grid environment, and significantly reduce the run hours of diesel generators in off-grid cases.
Proxion Solutions is a Finnish innovative new era energy solution provider and enables customers to take concrete steps towards cost savings and sustainable and greener energy systems. The company is supported by local partners and delivers energy management solution portfolio with advanced energy systems and intelligent software. The systems feature the latest energy reserve technology including new software for remote management with energy data access, analysis and utilisation.
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