TowerXchange Meetup Europe 2017 - Tower power in Europe Working Group Summary
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TowerXchange Meetup Europe 2017 - Tower power in Europe Working Group Summary


With so many disparate power needs in European towers, this group was used to identify what the core requirements for tower power in Europe are, how costs can be managed and to look forward to potential solutions which may even allow tower owners to use their power storage solutions to their advantage.

Working group members

- Mirko Masi, Global Operations, Cellnex

- Eric Estrade, Principal Group Supply Chain Manager, Energy, Vodafone Procurement Company

- Nigel Moss, COO, Wireless Infrastructure Group

- Morag Pollock, General Manager, Towercom

- Kentaro Ono, Senior Manager, NTT Facilities

- Marek Switajewski, CEO, Electronic Control Systems

- Edmin Lutalala, Network Facilities Specialist, Airtel Tanzania

Plus senior representatives from: 

- Ausonia

- Bejing Dynamic Power

- Bladon Jets

- Himoinsa

- North Star

- Vertiv

Tower Power - Working Group Summary

Efficiency and cost management

- Simplicity, modularity, reliability are the main issues for power in Europe

- Maintain and monitor – optimise the life of a battery

- Quality and lifecycle of batteries is important

- Where offered, energy (backup or generation) is the second biggest opex cost for a site even in Europe

Reducing theft and crime

- Although not on the scale of emerging markets, battery theft is still a problem in Europe

- Not worth...


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