How to minimise the number one source of opex: energy consumption
Selecting the right power solution to achieve the best possible energy opex reduction at each cell site is a critical decision. TowerXchange presents part one of our ongoing TowerPower series, profiling proven energy opex saving innovations and interviewing the senior executives behind them. We’re looking for on-grid, unreliable grid and off-grid innovations, sometimes blending renewable energy sources into hybrid solutions with a 8-24 month RoI, and sometimes simply looking for the “quick fixes” that yield the quickest and best opex reduction for the lowest possible capex.
“Infrastructure sharing in Africa has a unique dependency on generators due to the lack of a reliable grid in many countries,” commented Andres Millan-Drews, Principal Investment Officer at the IFC.