YouTube celebrates massive growth of online creators in India - The first pop-up hotel of its kind in the world opens - ESAF Microfinance launches small finance bank, Kerala’s first private sector Bank since India’s Independence - AMIDT Group enters into a Strategic Joint Venture with “DEVRED 1902”, leading French Menswear luxury brand - DOSTI Realty presents DOSTI Thane Going Pink powered by Cox & Kings, Successfully completes its First edition run in Thane with over 4000 Women Participants - A very successful 2016 and a strong start to 2017 - Lanxess - LANXESS participates in PU Tech 2017, March 8-10, 2017 in Delhi - Comfort Group Director Mr Anil Agrawal equates business,social responsibilities and community relations fairly - YES FINTECH: YES BANK’s Business Accelerator Program for Fintech startups picks 12 startups for its Inaugural Cohort - Rashmi Housing launches Maha Opinion for Metro families to Vote for their choice of homes in their budget with Metro Homes - Danone India expands its Dairy portfolio with the launch of Greek Yogurt - The Green Acres Academy Launches Day Care Centre Xplorers - Missouri State University promulgatesnew Master’s degree in Computer Science - Kokuyo Camlin joins hands with Central Railway to beautify Pune Railway Station - Samsung Introduces all new Galaxy A7 & Galaxy A5 as a price of INR 33,490 and 28,990, respectively - VIDEOCON d2h Signs Partnership With Netflix for its HD Smart Connect - Radio City FM operator's Rs 400 cr IPO to open on Mar 6 - Dena Bank introduces ‘ RFID Card’ for Bank’s Valued Customers to Provide Prompt & Personalized Services - VANDE MATARAM MEMORIAL, INDIA’S FIRST 4D MUSEUM DEDICATED TO INDIAN FREEDOM STRUGGLE - LG launches the ‘Dhaakad Phone’ with the Government of India planned 112 Panic Button SOS feature
  Print Print |  E-mail

Aditya Birla Group Launches Green Telecom Towers

Mumbai, (Ajay Rawal) :  The Aditya Birla Group through its telecom arm, Idea Cellular Ltd, India’s 3rd largest mobile service provider, by revenue, has been at the forefront of sustainability causes.  In yet another initiative, it launched its ‘Green initiative’ in Nagda (MP).

      Hydrogen, a by-product of the chlor-alkali business, has been utilized to provide uninterrupted power supply to telecom towers which would otherwise consume diesel to run its generators in the absence of grid supply. 
      “Fuel cell-based power generation is reliable and efficient, with ‘green’ attributes.  As leaders in the hunt for cost effective substitutes for fossil fuels, we will ensure we will explore all opportunities to enhance our sustainability commitments” said Mr. Anil Tandan, Chief technology Officer of Idea Cellular.
     Chief Economist of the Group, Dr. Ajit Ranade said, “Hydrogen powered telecom towers will be yet another feather in the cap of Aditya Birla Group’s sustainability journey.” Commissioning of thirty (30) 2-kilowatt Fuel Cell systems will be completed in March.
      Fuel cell systems will be deployed at cell tower locations in close proximity to the plant of Chemical Division, Grasim in Madhya Pradesh. Mr. K. Suresh, Unit Head of Chemical Division, Grasim said, “This project will be the first of its kind in India and will project the Group as pioneers in green energy initiatives.”
     John Sheridan, Ballard President and CEO said, “There is a tremendous opportunity for clean energy solutions in the fast-growing India market. This initial deployment with Idea Cellular is an exciting step for us.”
     Delta will integrate and install Dantherm Power’s Fuel cell systems into a hybrid power solution at Idea Cellular sites and will then provide operational support for these systems under a 10-year service agreement with Idea Cellular.