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Robi leans on green power to save energy

  • Special Correspondent
  • 8 August, 2022 12:00 AM
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Robi leans on green power to save energy

In line with the government’s austerity measures, mobile phone operator Robi recently adopted a policy of leaning on green power to ease pressure on the national electricity grid. 

This visionary policy made Robi the first telecom operator of Bangladesh to introduce tower-mounted solar solutions to power telecom equipment. 

Robi is powering more than 1,600 of its cell towers, known as base transceiver stations (BTSs), with solar power. The total power generation from these solar-powered BTSs amounts to 8.4 megawatt. 

Besides, Robi recently installed solar energy panels that are able to produce 10 kilowatt                electricity to power the Robi Corporate Office. 

With a view to ensuring optimised use of electricity, Robi management designated Sunday as the day for working from home for its employees. The measure comes into effect from the 1st of August.

In order to achieve maximum energy savings, electricity, generator and lift facilities will remain unavailable on Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays. During these days, transport facilities for Robi employees will also remain unavailable in order to maximise fuel saving.

Robi has embraced its parent company, Axiata’s “Advancing to Net Zero '' initiative and is on course to achieve 55% carbon reduction by 2030 and attain “Net Zero '' by 2050.

In this backdrop, Robi is embracing innovative approaches to sustainably decarbonise the sector and the broader economy, through wide scale adoption of green telecom, the company said.