Going Green

Bharti Infratel believes that a healthy environment is a prerequisite for progress, contributing to the well being of society, our people and our business. Our business model promotes tower sharing which helps bring down the carbon footprint for telecom networks and works towards a sustainable economy. Further, Bharti Infratel continues to deploy people, ideas and capital to find effective solutions to address environmental challenges.


In this direction, we have initiated Green Towers P7 program based on 7 innovative ideas aimed at minimising dependency on diesel and thereby, carbon footprint reduction. This program promotes (a) improving energy efficiency of tower infrastructure equipments, (b) use of renewable energy resources, and (c) reduction of equipment load on tower infrastructure equipments.


As part of the Green Towers P7 program, Bharti Infratel has commissioned:



  • Over 1,200 solar powered towers
  • Variable speed DC powered DG sets
  • Integrated Power Management Systems (IPMS), and
  • Free Cooling Units (FCU)
  • Green towers eliminating use of DG sets

Bharti Infratel’s Green Towers P7 program has been widely recognized across the industry. Bharti Infratel won the prestigious ‘Green Mobile Award’ at the 2011 GSMA Global Mobile Awards of driving one of the largest green power initiatives for mobile towers. The Confederation of Indian Industry (CII) also conferred upon Bharti Infratel, the National Award for Excellence in Energy Management 2011 recognizing Green Towers P7 program as the ‘Most Innovative Energy Saving Product/Service’.


Bharti Infratel has signed a Memorandum of Understanding with GSMA, earlier in March 2012, to develop and promote green technologies for telecom tower infrastructure in India. The collaboration will entail working together to convert 1,000 Bharti Infratel towers into green towers, which will reduce greenhouse gas carbon emissions by almost 11,000 tonnes as a result of the reduced usage of diesel. Further, Bharti Infratel is partnering with Renewable Energy Service Companies (RESCO’s) in its efforts towards community power development along with powering its towers using renewable energy in rural areas.


Bharti Infratel recognizes that the journey to a cleaner and greener environment has just started. Bharti Infratel’s technical team is working relentlessly on expanding green energy portfolio by embracing various other new technologies like wind energy, biomass, and zero emission batteries.


Services

Recognition

Bharti Infratel has been awarded as the winner of 'Off-Grid Project Developer of the Year Green Telecom' category by FirstView Solar Quarter at India Solar Week 2016, for outstanding contribution towards the development of Indian solar industry.

MECS Congress Seminar

The GreenTowers P7 programme bagged the 'Green Mobile Award' at the 2011 GSMA Mobile World Congress at Barcelona