Case Study: Warid Pakistan expects to save more than US$6 million per year after trialling energy efficiency solutions
Cascadiant, Warid Telecom and the GSMA collaborated to perform a Mobile Energy Efficiency Optimisation project in Pakistan in 2013. The project was conducted on ten cell sites across various geographies in Pakistan, and the technical solutions were trialled on four cell sites. These included a General Electric Durathon deep cycle battery, Coolsure high efficiency telecom air-conditioners and a Ballard methanol fuel cell back-up power system. The trial demonstrated significant energy savings of between 30 and 60 per cent. When rolled out across Warid’s network in Pakistan, the annual savings are expected to be more than US $6 million and 19,700 tonnes of carbon dioxide emissions, with 14-18 month financial paybacks.