Today’s telecommunications companies are experiencing massive industry disruption. Increased competition from OTT providers, increased regulation, and greater technological opportunities. For most telcos, a reliance on diesel has led to high operating costs, which eat into profits.
Here are 5 ways telcos can benefit from hybrid power:
- Reduced Operating Costs
Telcos are looking for lower operating costs, less fuel consumption, and fewer maintenance trips. Hybrid power solutions can provide telcos with the benefits they’re looking for. By making the most of available renewable resources, hybrid solutions provide massive reductions in total owning and operating costs. They also maximise reliability and substantially decrease diesel consumption.
- Increased Uptime in Remote Areas
Hybrid power systems are particularly beneficial in remote areas, where electricity from the grid is unreliable or nonexistent. When compared to the high cost of diesel for these remote locations and the costs of grid extension, hybrid power is a much better choice.
Fuel consumption is greatly reduced, resulting in greater cost-efficiency. Hybrid is also a good choice in remote areas with challenging weather conditions.
Some of the cutting-edge hybrid power solutions include those that incorporate solar plus storage. When there simply isn’t enough sun, diesel can take over and recharge the battery bank. This means that telcos can provide customers with greater reliability- even in remote areas.
- Reduced Carbon Emissions
All respectable organisations in Australia and around the world are looking for ways to reduce their carbon footprints. And telecom towers have massive footprints. By implementing a hybrid power solution, annual carbon emissions can be slashed- significantly benefiting the environment and meeting telco companies’ corporate social responsibility goals.
Climate change is impacting crop yields, weather patterns, water levels, and more. By committing to hybrid solutions and reducing their reliance on diesel, telcos can do their part to fight climate change, while enjoying reduced costs.
- Greater Competitiveness
Consumers expect to always be connected- and no one wants to suddenly lose access to their data. Hybrid power solutions allow telcos to ensure customers have a disruption-free service. Since this also means greater cost-efficiency, telcos that switch to hybrid solutions can therefore afford to spend more on innovation and customer service- giving them a competitive edge.
Switching to hybrid power also means that telcos can compete with utility companies. In Australia, Telstra is already rolling out solar-plus-storage solutions so it can compete with electricity companies and offer customers internet, phone, and solar packages.
When it comes to powering the telco industry, there’s no one-size-fits-all solution. The proper sized system is critical for success and cost-effectiveness. The best companies will provide your business with a customised hybrid power solution which is tailored for you in terms of quality, performance, and price.
Telcos can benefit from flexible configurations, expert sizing services, and consultation, technical information, and support. This means that your telco business can make the most informed decision and ensure you receive all the benefits of a hybrid power solution.
If you’re still using diesel to power your business, you can enjoy the above benefits by switching to hybrid power.
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