Globe Telecom Inc. said Tuesday it deployed more than 7,400 green network solutions to reduce carbon emissions.
“We continue to engage partners in implementing renewable energy solutions such as solar panels and fuel cells within our operations. These will further shift Globe’s energy reliance towards renewable sources, further decarbonizing our operations," said Ernest Cu, president and chief executive of Globe.
"In support of the Race To Zero global campaign, Globe continues to innovate and collaborate with partners to integrate sustainability and champion energy efficiency throughout the entire organization,” he said.
Fuel cell systems, direct current generators, lithium ion batteries and free cooling systems are some of the green network solutions that the company has been successfully deploying system-wide since 2014.
Energy and emission data are monitored on a monthly basis, while data validation is conducted on a quarterly basis.
The company said that as of 2020, a total of 203 fuel cell systems, 6,467 lithium ion batteries, 212 direct current generators, 60 DC-hybrid generators and 538 free cooling systems were deployed across Globe’s network nationwide.
Fuel cell systems produce less emissions compared to traditional generator sets and operate silently, thereby reducing noise pollution in surrounding areas.
Globe started deploying fuel cell systems in 2014 as a green solution alternative to diesel generator sets that provide backup power to cell sites.
Deployment of lithium ion batteries aims to replace lead-acid batteries used in powering cell sites. This green solution is more heat-resistant, has a faster charging time and has an operational life that is ten times longer than traditional lead-acid batteries.
This translates into less waste generated over time while maintaining a more efficient back-up power system.
The telco said it has been utilizing DC generators and DC-hybrid generators for several years now to reduce fuel consumption and provide a more cost-efficient solution for open field sites.