Technical and Economic Assessment of Renewable Energy Sources for Telecom Application: A Case Study of Nepal Telecom

S. Paudel, M.S. Dahal, M. Adhikari, J.N. Shrestha

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Abstract

Telecommunication Networks have changed the way people live, work and play. Due to the massive demand of broadband services, the power solutions is an urgent requirement which are provided to these stations and networks through the use of grid electricity, conventional energy and alternative energy sources. In the urban areas, telecommunication network can be powered through the use of grid electricity, however, in rural areas grid electricity is not available or is available in few stations only and the use of conventional energy is costly as well. This paper gives an overview of existing power network of Base Transreceiver Station (BTS) of Nepal Telecom (NT) and present technical and economic assessment for proper selection of technologies on Diesel Generator (DG), hybrid DG/Battery and hybrid Photovoltaic PV/DG/Battery as a backup power supply in the urban areas, and hybrid PV/Wind with Battery backup, PV with Battery backup and PV with FuelCell/Electrolyzer/Battery backup in the rural areas.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of the 5th International Conference on Power and Energy Systems (ICPS), 28-30 October 2013, Kathmandu, Nepal
Pages1-11
Publication statusPublished - 2013
Eventconference; 5th International Conference on Power and Energy Systems (ICPS); 2013-10-28; 2013-10-30 -
Duration: 28 Oct 201330 Oct 2013

Conference

Conferenceconference; 5th International Conference on Power and Energy Systems (ICPS); 2013-10-28; 2013-10-30
Period28/10/1330/10/13
Other5th International Conference on Power and Energy Systems (ICPS)

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