Ayalas committed to combat climate change: Globe pilots hybrid power source for cell towers

Ayala-led Globe Telecom is intensifying its green efforts by piloting hybrid power alternative sources for cell towers in off-grid and bad-grid sites in Northern Luzon, Southern Luzon, and Metro Manila to reduce its operational greenhouse gas emissions.

Globe said these hybrid power alternative sources are combinations of different technologies such as a hybrid power plant or a mini-grid, which often contain a renewable energy component such as a solar photovoltaic (PV) system, supported via a second form of generator and/or storage such as a diesel genset and/or battery storage system.

Another technology is the advanced solar hybrid generator set which uses solar power as an initial power source before shifting to the battery (rectifier) and diesel genset.

These hybrid sources provide power for connectivity and access to digital services in rural areas that currently use diesel gensets due to limited or lack of access to a stable power supply.

Globe is piloting these hybrid sources in off-grid tower sites and locations that suffer from power outages regularly.

Initial results indicate an average 50 percent reduction in diesel genset runtime, significantly reducing fuel consumption and its associated carbon emissions.

“The shift to hybrid power is part of Globe’s climate action strategy. We continue to move towards decarbonizing our operations in support of the company’s commitment to achieving Net Zero Greenhouse Gas Emissions by 2050,” said Yoly Crisanto, chief sustainability and corporate communications officer at Globe.

By augmenting energy requirements with renewable energy, cell site uptime increases and ensures continuous backup power availability during disasters.

These technologies also reduce costs from energy consumption and operations and maintenance in cell sites.

DOE raises RE utilization percentage for on-grid areas

The Department of Energy (DOE) has increased the percentage of the utilization of renewable energy for on-grid areas from one percent to 2.52 percent in line with the administration’s goal of transitioning towards a sustainable and clean energy future.

DOE raises RE utilization percentage for on-grid areas

The Department of Energy (DOE) has increased the percentage of the utilization of renewable energy for on-grid areas from one percent to 2.52 percent in line with the administration’s goal of transitioning towards a sustainable and clean energy future.