Dhaka,2 September, 2020: edotco Bangladesh, an integrated telecommunications infrastructure services company in Bangladesh, has built the country’s first ever 75- meters long Hybrid Solar wind Tower in Hatiya, a remote island located in the northern Bay of Bengal, where no commercial power connection is available. Connectivity is also exceptionally difficult in that area as it is prone to frequent cyclones and colossal ocean tides.
This renewable energy solution isthe first of its kind in Bangladesh, specially built to address connectivity needs in areas where the national electricity grid is unavailable.
This initiative is a part of edotco’s continuous efforts to ensureseamless connectivity throughout the nation using alternative energy solutions to power telecom towers through the deployment of innovative, sustainable and energy-efficient solutions.
This innovative tower consists of an in-built green hybrid energy solution with a capacity of 42 kWh/day output from 12 kWp solar and 6kWh/day from 4 kW wind turbine mounted on the tower to ensure round the clock power supply, keeping the telecom system operating throughout the year.
The renewable energy solutionnot only helps decrease operating expenses by reducing diesel consumption and maintenance cost, but also reduces carbon emission in the environment up to 80%.
Special Features of this Hybrid System are-
“As a socially responsible company, edotco implements initiatives in communities across the nation irrespective of their remoteness or economic condition, solutions like these allow us to bring connectivity to under privileged communities who desperately need it for social empowerment. Aware of the community’s needs, we aim to deliver solutions that are sustainable and can help improve the quality of livelihoods. This is not only in line with our commitment to championing sustainable energy but also in support of the nation’s vision to ensure seamless connectivity is available in not just the urban areas of Bangladesh but also for the rural communities. We understand how connecting rural communities is integral in meeting the country’s digital vision and are committed to being nation building partners.”said Ricky Steyn, Country Managing Director of edotco Bangladesh
Echoing his sentiments is Ir Kumari Nalini,edotco Group’s Director of Engineering and Technology “We are committed to reducing our impact on the environment and building sustainable infrastructure that is as efficient as it is environmentally friendly. Wherever possible, our towers use the national grid as the main energy source, but for countries where this is a challenge renewable energy is a viable solution and we work with various stakeholders within each of our footprint countries to make this option available. A similar solution was deployed in four sites across Myanmar last year, the engineering teams worked together to adopt the learnings from those here and bring a better, improved solution to the site in Hatiya. Bangladesh has been home to a few firsts for edotco over the years, and we look forward to bringing and creating more innovations for and by the people”.
edotco Bangladesh currently owns and operates over 10,000 telecom towers throughout Bangladesh. The company has been investing and innovating since its commencement to ensure sustainable and sharable infrastructure is in place towards enabling seamless connectivity for all.
About edotco Group
Established in 2012, edotco Group is the first regional and integrated telecommunications infrastructure services company in Asia, providing end-to-end solutions in the tower services sector from tower leasing, co-locations, build-to-suit, energy, transmission and operations and maintenance (O&M).
edotco Group operates and manages a regional portfolio of over 31,820 towers across core markets of Malaysia, Myanmar, Bangladesh, Cambodia, Sri Lanka, Laos, Philippines and Pakistan with 20.230 towers directly operated by edotco and a further 11,500 towers managed through a range of services provided. edotco strives to deliver outstanding performance in telecommunications infrastructure services and solutions. Its state-of-the-art real-time monitoring service, echo, has driven significant improvements in field operations while maximizing operational efficiencies in terms of battery, energy and fuel consumption for telecommunications infrastructure.
edotco Group was recently awarded the Frost & Sullivan 2019 Asia Pacific Telecoms Tower Company of the Year Award for its demonstrated exemplary business growth and performance in Southeast Asia.