Project Optimus was introduced to reduce environmental burden which can be achieved by saving energy consumption. A defined process has been created to carry out this project which revolves around eliminating air conditioning. It’s done through indoor to outdoor BTS conversion wherein existing Indoor Base Station gets converted to Outdoor Base Station eliminating the air-conditioning requirement. Another step to be taken in this process is free cooling units which are deployed in shelter sites with single/two sharers and switch off the air-conditioners.
Solar alternate energy solutions uses 4 KW capacity solar panels with and a 600 AH battery banks, which helps in reducing the DG running from 15 to 4 hours a day. The balance 20 hours is entirely powered by this solution. Wheeling of Renewable energy which can be accessed from Wind power plants where we have entered into Power Purchase Agreement (PPA) with the renewable vendor along with the SEB.
Awards and Recognition
This project since 2010 has resulted in a total saving of Rs. 9231,22,800 of operating expenditure, 63300 megawatt of electricity, 7869 kilolitre of diesel and massive reduction in carbon footprint.
Awards won till date
- Project Optimus won the “QualTech Prize for Sustainability” for the year 2014 (Service Sector) at the 26th Quimpro Convention
- Project Optimus won the “Excellence in Energy Management” for the year 2014 at the ET Telecom awards
- Project Optimus was nominated for “The Green Mobile Award” at the GSMA global mobile awards 2014