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Green BTS Initiative receives Government Certification in Indonesia

Green BTS Initiative receives Government Certification in Indonesia

The TRIBID green energy project has been officially registered at the 8th Japan-Indonesia JCM Joint Committee in Jakarta.

Run by Japan’s KDDI and NEDO (New Energy and Industrial Technology Development Organisation), the project installs TRIBID BTS systems at conventional mobile sites in order to reduce greenhouse gas emissions by as much as 80%. The initiative was launched in January 2015 by Japan's Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry (METI).

In Indonesia, BTSs are proliferating as mobile phones come rapidly into widespread use, but many lack access to commercial-use power service and are subject to power outages. Diesel electric power generators installed to ensure stable power supply consume fuel and impact the environment.

TRIBRID BTSs make efficient use of power by alternating commercial-use power, solar power and late-night battery charging, depending on time of day and weather conditions. KDDI built the first TRIBRID BTS in Japan in December 2009. Since then, the number of TRIBRID BTSs has expanded to 100 nationwide. By January 2018, NEDO had implemented 20 TRIBRID BTSs in Indonesia and was moving ahead with the Demonstration Project.

The TRIBRID Project involves verifying electric load control at TRIBRID BTSs and managing commercial services, power generated by solar panels, power stored in lithium ion batteries and the power supplied by diesel generators, as set up in Indonesia. The technology reduces diesel consumption and thereby greenhouse gas emissions, as well as ensuring the long-term stability of the telecoms environment.

Since all parts of a TRIBRID System are procured within Indonesia, the Project contributes to the country’s industrial development. Work on optimising the TRIBRID System for a wide range of environments, such as tropical rain forest locations through the monsoon season, is in progress. By its conclusion in February 2019, the Project aims to demonstrate the conservation equivalent of up to 80% cut in greenhouse gas emissions.

Moving forward, NEDO and KDDI will cooperate with the Indonesian Ministry of Industry to further spread the use within Indonesia of TRIBRID Technologies used in Japan. By converting 5-10% of the base stations in Indonesia that lack commercial-use power sources or are otherwise susceptible to power supply instability, they aim to improve energy conservation by the equivalent of 70,000 tons of greenhouse gas emissions per year.

To effectively address the issues of climate change and global warming and encourage low-carbon growth around the world, the Government of Japan proposed the JCM (Joint Crediting Mechanism) as a solution, facilitating the spread of leading low carbon technologies, products, systems, services and infrastructure, and contributing to sustainable development in developing countries.

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