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Telenor opens first base station in Serbia powered by wind and sun
The plant saves up to 50% of electricity by using natural energy sources to power telecommunications network
June 16, 2010 – Telenor has opened its first base station in Serbia which combines solar and wind energy to power the network, at site Pločica in Kovin municipality.
This is the first in a series of Telenor’s green investments in the network in Serbia. This pilot project, carried out by local experts, enjoyed the full support of the Ministry of Environment and Spatial Planning.
The station, situated in the village of Pločica, was opened by Minister Oliver Dulić and Telenor CEO Kjell Morten Johnsen.
"Everywhere in the world, Telenor does business in compliance with high eco-friendly standards, and both our desire and our aim are not only to be the leader in the telecommunications in Serbia, but in environmental protection as well. By opening a base station of this kind, we would like to encourage and raise collective environmental awareness of companies, and serve as an example to others in their struggle to protect the environment", Telenor CEO in Serbia Kjell Morten Johnsen explains.
Apart from installations of solar panels and wind generators on the location, the reduced carbon footprint and increased energy efficiency are also propelled by a special battery cooling system. Batteries are situated in the floor channel, which enables higher temperature in the room, namely reduced working hours of the cooling system.
Putting into operation the first environmental friendly base station enriches Telenor green campaign launched in 2008, with the Company’s participation in the fight against climate changes. These base stations are already in use within Telenor Group in Norway, Bangladesh, Pakistan, Montenegro and Hungary.