Vodafone Ghana Sets The Pace For Green Energy With The Solarisation Of 2 Exchanges In Accra | Technology



Vodafone Ghana, a pacesetter in Ghana’s telecommunications business, is on the entrance of the cost for a inexperienced vitality revolution in Africa.

According to Vodafone Group, the enterprise is taking important steps to cut back affect on the planet by decreasing our greenhouse gasoline emissions by 50% by 2025 and changing into internet zero by 2040. To set the ball rolling, the corporate is beginning with the solarization of two phone exchanges in Accra – Dansoman and Achimota. A phone alternate is a crucial however energy-hungry a part of the communications community, liable for connecting individuals by continuously processing massive quantities of voice and information.  

25,622.1KWh of solar energy was generated to run Vodafone’s Dansoman alternate in 2022. That is equal to ~11,839kg of CO2 decreased from the setting. Whereas this will likely appear a modest quantity compared to the ~400 million tons of carbon dioxide launched into the environment yearly due to human exercise worldwide, takes every particular person cumulative impact to make the substantial distinction essential.

Previous to the completion of the Achimota alternate solarisation venture in 2022, Vodafone Ghana’s engineers are working to cut back vitality consumption by means of out of date gear substitute with extra vitality environment friendly ones.  This was made attainable by means of developments in photo voltaic know-how and up to date upgrades to key parts.

By these solarisation tasks, Vodafone Ghana aspires to take full management of its electrical energy necessities and handle them extra effectively and at considerably decrease prices.  Vodafone has engaged the related vitality authorities on the opportunity of feeding the surplus vitality produced by the Vodafone Ghana solarisation tasks into the nationwide grid to bolster its output to the nation.

As Sustainability Supervisor at Vodafone Ghana, Jacqueline Makumator-Jones shared in an interview, ‘…it is crucial that our enterprise success doesn’t come at the price of the planet. We have now dedicated to halving our environmental affect and decreasing our carbon emissions by 2040.  At Vodafone Ghana, we’re taking main steps to inexperienced our vitality consumption which accounts for a big proportion of the carbon footprint of our core operations.’

Within the final decade, important developments have been made within the growth of cheaper and extra environment friendly photo voltaic and different inexperienced applied sciences.  However, companies and governments stay hesitant to implement these applied sciences, citing price as a key issue – a discovering which was confirmed on the 2022 World Financial Discussion board in Davos.  Different components discovered to be limiting implementation of inexperienced applied sciences at each the macro and micro ranges embrace a scarcity of will, and a normal ‘sluggish’ angle in the direction of inexperienced change. Consultants and environmental activists from a number of international locations have known as for companies and governments to finance the worldwide transition to a greener future at a quicker tempo than that they had been doing.

Vodafone Group is taking important steps to cut back its affect on the planet, according to which it has made commitments in the direction of going 100% inexperienced. 

These embrace decreasing greenhouse gasoline emissions by 50% by 2025, changing into internet zero by 2040, and buying 100% of its electrical energy from renewable sources by 2025. As a part of its social contract, Vodafone Ghana can be dedicated to make sure compliance with all environmental necessities.

Talking on the solarisation efforts, Chief Government Workplace of Vodafone Ghana, Patricia Obo-Nai acknowledged that, ‘At Vodafone Ghana, our model of company accountability prioritises actions and actions that scale back the environmental affect on enterprise and the communities during which we serve. The solarisation of our exchanges is testomony to our efforts in placing into motion our inexperienced vitality agenda to curb carbon emissions in the direction of decreasing the damaging results of local weather change on our individuals and setting and scale back our dependence on the nationwide grid. At Vodafone, we consider in advocating and practising better accountability that has a optimistic affect on the broader society.’

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