“OMC: Green Power To Telecom Towers”
The power woes of India’s telecom sector are quite apparent. It’s a big challenge for the industry to meet its regular power requirements through traditional fuel, which is expensive as well as polluting. This has compelled the country to look for alternative green energy solutions.
According to a recent study by Greenpeace, operators in India require over 14 billion units of electricity annually to meet the demand of their growing network infrastructure and 400,000 tower sites.
OMC Power, a renewable energy service company, claims to fill this need. The company maintains and operates micropower plants which provide an opportunity to tower companies to meet their power needs directly using renewable energy solutions, instead of using diesel gensets.
The company has recently signed a 10-year deal with Bharti Infratel to provide electricity using renewable energy to the telecom tower sites in off-grid and low-grid locations. The partnership is intended to provide green options to Infratel for its power needs.