ChinaUnicom’s subsidiary in Anhui province is laying the foundation to reduce the energy consumption of its mobile base transceiver station (BTS) sites by as much as 20 percent. The carrier announced it will deploy Nokia Siemens Networks’ Energy Solutions including cooling box and battery cooling cabinet to replace more costly air conditioning units.
German mobile service provider E-Plus is the country’s first telecom to operate a base station without using any grid electricity. Instead, E-Plus uses a combination of solar and wind power, supported by fuel cell and deep cycle battery technology, enabling the site to significantly reduce its carbon footprint. More than 20 million customers are using the network of the E-Plus Group to make calls and send text messages or data.
The State Grid Corporation of China has selected Nokia Siemens Networks’ optical transmission platform for the new Qinghai-Tibet power grid to help ensure consistent power supply for the world’s highest power transmission line. The power grid is the largest construction project in the region and is scheduled to be operational by mid 2012.
ABB will partner with Finnish public utility Helsingin Energia and Nokia Siemens to design a large-scale smart grid in the Kalasatama district of Helsinki that utilizes a flexible, low-emission power network. The Kalasatama district is located in the heart of Helsinki and will provide residential living space for 18,000 people along with 10,000 work places. It will also showcase the latest technologies being deployed at demonstration center.
While much of the world continues to struggle with the deployment of smart meters, several companies in Finland have already implemented smart grid technologies. Cleantech Finland, a collective of top 100 Finnish cleantech companies that specialize in energy-efficiency, clean industrial processes and bioenergy, and the Cluster for Energy and Environment consortium (CLEEN) will demonstrate their smart grid technology ecosystem at this week’s Nordic Green II conference in Palo Alto on April 27-28.