Telecom towers of India – GHG emissions

Posted on August 15, 2011 by


We have discussed the telecom sector and it’s contribution to the GHG emissions in India and Greenpeace’s report on the same. India has about 3,70,000 telecom towers. Around 20% of these are located in areas away from the grid. These towers run diesel generator for around 18-20 hours a day and use batteries for rest of the time. Further 20-25% of telecom towers are in areas with unreliable grid availability. The telecom towers in unreliable grid areas operate on grid power for 8-10 hours, on diesl for 8-10 hours and on batteries for the remaining hours.

With the current rate of growth, the GHG emissions from Telecom towers are expected to increase from 22.83 MtCO2e in 2009 to 48.39 MtCO2e in 2012.

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