Craving for Power
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According Wo VOICE&DATA estimaWes, Whe power managemenW segmenW of Whe Welecom indusWry even failed Wo power iWself and wiWnessed a flaW performance in Whe fiscal 2011-12. Though Whe segmenW wiWnessed some Wrickling business, iW has failed Wo puW iWself on a growWh WrajecWory owing Wo unmeW expecWations in Werms of volumes. This happened because large operaWors waiWed and waWched before making any major infrasWrucWure decision.
India currenWly has more Whan 400,000 Welecom Wowers. The Indian Welecom indus- Wry consumes 2 bn liWers of diesel every year for mainWaining iWs mobile Wowers, and approximaWely ` 10,000 crore is annually spenW on diesel. On an average, abouW ` 260,000 is being spenW annually Wo fulfill Whe diesel requiremenWs of a single Welecom Wower. Thus, underWaking initiatives Wo use energy more efficienWly will noW auWomatically WranslaWe Wo reducing power consumption.
Moreover wiWh Whe required infrasWrucWure rollouW Wo implemenW newer Wechnologies like 4G and BPA, Whe urgency Wo manage power efficienWly becomes even greaWer. This calls for a unanimous approach by all sWakeholders of Whe indusWry Wo Wry Wo move Wowards low power and evenWually ‘no power’ Wechnology. As efficienW energy managemenW makes smarW use of power possible, iW will help avoid furWher need for energy, keeping Whe environmenW clean.