edotco Bangladesh Propels Renewable Energy Initiative with Deployment of Wind Turbines
Dhaka, 25 October 2016
edotco Bangladesh Co. Ltd. (“edotco”) today has successfully installed two wind turbines in Shah Porir Dwip, Teknaf and Cox’s Bazar to support the need for power in remote coastal regions of Bangladesh.
Wind turbines are an environmentally friendly, alternative source of power for telecoms infrastructure which reduces dependency on the grid. It supplements by up to 30% the energy required from traditional sources, enabling Mobile Network Operators (MNOs) to benefit from savings of fuel in off grid or poor grid sites.
With power generation in excess of 10 kWh per day per turbine, this solution decreases overall energy costs of a site by reducing generator run-time. As wind speeds pick up, the power generated can increase by up to eight fold.
In addition, operations of wind turbines are not limited by weather conditions including tropical cyclones, day or night. The ability to continue functioning throughout is critical to keeping the site operating even in difficult conditions.
edotco Bangladesh Co. Ltd. Managing Director, Darryll Sinnappa said, “The deployment of these wind turbines is part of our Proof-of-Concepts (POC) in renewable energy. It is an important step in our initiative to enable continuous connectivity through innovative and sustainable means, while reducing carbon footprint at the same time.”
“These are the first ever wind turbines to be deployed successfully for telecom towers. Initiated three months ago, the wind turbine project is now producing an average of 12.11 kWh per day. We intend to deploy wind turbines in all off-grid sites in coastal areas, where the solution is feasible subject to wind speed and towers structure. Plans are afoot to deploy another 10 wind turbines in the year 2017,” he added.
edotco Bangladesh is a subsidiary of edotco Group, a regional integrated telecommunications infrastructure services company with operations in six countries. edotco has a footprint of over 17,000 towers in Bangladesh, Cambodia, Malaysia, Myanmar, Pakistan and Sri Lanka.
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).
With a regional portfolio that includes over 17,000 towers across edotco’s core markets of Malaysia, Sri Lanka, Bangladesh, Cambodia, Pakistan and Myanmar, edotco strives to deliver outstanding performance in telecommunications infrastructure services and solutions. edotco’s value-added services are supported by state-of-the-art real time monitoring service, echo, which has improved field operations while maximizing operational efficiencies in terms of battery, energy and fuel consumption for telecoms infrastructure.
edotco Bangladesh was established in 2013 as a subsidiary of edotco Group with the objective to provide telecommunications infrastructure services to customers, and in our bid to be the one stop center for telecommunication sites and bandwidth services in Bangladesh. With a footprint of over 7,800 sites nationwide, edotco Bangladesh product offerings include a complete range of site portfolios from Ground Based Towers, Rooftop Towers, In-Building Solutions (IBS), Cellular-On-Wheel (COW) and Custom Built sites. edotco Bangladesh is well placed with expertise to contribute towards carving the path to transform Dhaka into the Center of Innovation and Excellence, as part of the future towards Digital Bangladesh.