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Data centre provider Flexenclosure has received an order to supply 1,000 hybrid power systems for IHS tower sites in Abuja, Nigeria

8023875141 a19ec11239 zFlexenclosure and IHS will work together to implement renewable energy solutions and diesel reduction initiatives to power the Nigerian mobile network. (Image Source: USDAgov/Flickr)

This move is a part of IHS’ green energy programme to make its Nigerian mobile network more sustainable. Flexenclosure’s hybrid power systems, titled ‘e-sites’ are designed for base station sites in areas where grid power is either unreliable or unavailable. They combine battery, solar and genset power sources to support 24/7 network uptime and cut diesel-related costs by up to 90 per cent.

Being the largest mobile telecommunications infrastructure provider in Africa, Europe and the Middle East, IHS is accelerating a mobile-enabled economy across sub-Saharan Africa. IHS invests heavily in projects that improve energy efficiency to reduce the environmental impact of its operations. The deployment of the hybrid power systems will be IHS’ pioneering move for the first large-scale deployment of solar powered towers in West Africa.

IHS co-founder and COO William Saad said, “We needed to be sure that we were deploying the best available power solution at our tower sites. Flexenclosure has successfully rolled out various large scale deployments and e-sites has proven credentials operating in the toughest environments while delivering exceptional reductions in diesel-related costs and carbon emissions.”