The Department of Telecommunications is directing service providers to use renewable energy.
Telecom service providers have been directed by the Department of Telecommunications to use green energy solutions and energy-efficient technologies. The step will expand the market for solar, wind, and battery energy storage companies while also lowering carbon emissions from diesel generators, which are commonly used for backup power at telecom towers.
Responding to a query during the Question Hour in the Lok Sabha, Union Minister Sanjay Dhotre said that the telecom service providers had been directed to voluntarily adopt renewable energy solutions, energy-efficient equipment, and high capacity fast charging storage solutions to reduce carbon footprint.
Dhotre stated that a memorandum of understanding (MoU) would be signed between the Ministry of New and Renewable Energy and the Department of Telecommunications for a joint working group to suggest renewable energy solutions for telecom towers.
“The objective of the MoU is to explore the opportunity to reduce the consumption of conventional fossil fuel energy used in the telecom towers with renewable energy and help in achieving the clean energy targets of the country,” he said.