2013-In the News

Bharti Infratel Awarded the 'Most Innovative Energy Saving Product' for 'Renewable Energy Solutions for Telecom Tower Sites'

New Delhi, September 1, 2013: Bharti Infratel, a leading provider of tower telecom infrastructure in India was awarded the "Most Innovative Energy Saving Product" at this year's National Award for Excellence in Energy Management for its "Renewable Energy Solutions for Telecom Tower Sites". The 14th National Award for Excellence in Energy Management 2013 was organized by the Confederation of Indian Industry (CII).

The awards now in its 14th Edition was instituted to recognize and honor "Excellence" in Energy Management among various industry segments and to facilitate the sharing of best practices from across the country.

On receiving the award, D.S.Rawat, CEO of Bharti Infratel Limited, said, "This award is a testimony of the work that we have done towards various pioneering renewable energy initiatives at Bharti Infratel. We strongly believe these pioneering models will help us in making our networks greener while meeting our energy needs in the absence of reliable grid power in remote areas. We have already deployed more than 1200 solar sites with an installed capacity of approximately 6 MW of renewable energy generating approximately 8 million units of energy on an annualized basis and reduced CO2 emissions by approximately 21,000 MT per year."

Today, telecom penetration far exceeds grid power availability across the country and hence it's imperative to look at alternate innovative energy models. As an industry leader and one of the pioneers of Shared Tower Telecom Infrastructure services, Bharti Infratel has always led landmark initiatives, which have been instrumental in setting new benchmarks for the industry.

With the unique and innovative use of Solar/Biomass Hybrid and Solar RESCO models, Bharti Infratel has substantially reduced its carbon footprint and operational costs, and at the same time RESCO's have been able to provide green power to light up the community around Bharti Infratel's telecom tower sites.

About Bharti Infratel:

Bharti Infratel is India's leading provider of tower and related infrastructure and it deploys, owns and manages telecom towers and communication structures, for various mobile operators. The Company's consolidated portfolio of over 82,000 telecom towers, which includes over 35,000 of its own towers and the balance from its 42% equity interest in Indus Towers, makes it one of the largest tower infrastructure providers in the country with presence in all 22 telecom circles. The three leading wireless telecommunications service providers in India by revenue - Bharti Airtel, Vodafone and Idea Cellular - are the largest customers of Bharti Infratel. The Company has been the industry pioneer in adopting green energy initiatives for its operations. For further details visit, www.bharti-infratel.com

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