State-run BSNL today said various energy conservation measures adopted by it have resulted in a cumulative saving of Rs. 613 crore from April 2008 to March 2016. The company said it has been honoured with eight national-level energy conservation awards, given by the Power Ministry, and 26 state-level awards given by various state governments in recognition of its energy conservation and demand side management initiatives. Also Read - Jio maintains lead in 4G download speed, Vi in upload in May: TRAIAlso Read - BSNL launches a new cheap Rs 499 broadband plan to take on Airtel Xtreme, JioFiber
In order to reduce energy burden, Energy Policy was framed by BSNL in 2010 for optimizing energy consumption.
“The various energy conservation measures adopted by BSNL have resulted in a cumulative energy saving of Rs. 613 crore since April 2008 to March 2016,” the company said in a statement.
The measures include identification and publicity of no cost, low cost and high cost measures for conserving energy and carrying out frequent energy audits of establishments. The company also leverages new technology like free cooling technology, which has resulted in enormous savings in compliant areas.
“Induction of BEE certified products into the system…helps in reduction of energy costs in our operations,” BSNL said.
The company further said advances in clean energy technology are being embraced and solar power systems to the tune of 940 KWp aggregate capacity have been installed at mobile tower sites