Energy Vision orders Flexenclosure’s eSite x10 hybrid power system for Burkina Faso rollout
Stockholm, Sweden, and Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso
12th September 2017
Energy Vision, the leading telecom ESCO in Africa has ordered over a hundred units of Flexenclosure’s eSite x10 – the world’s first hybrid power system purpose-built for outdoor telecom sites and to outdoor telecom standards – for a large rollout of cell site power systems in Burkina Faso, to be utilised by a major pan-African mobile operator.
Flexenclosure, a Sweden-based designer and manufacturer of prefabricated data centre buildings and hybrid power systems for the ICT industry, today announced an order from Energy Vision for more than 100 eSite x10 hybrid power systems, to be deployed across the West African nation of Burkina Faso. Manufacturing of the eSites has already begun at Flexenclosure’s facility in Sweden and Energy Vision plans to have them all fully up and running by the end of the year. The deal also includes training by Flexenclosure product specialists and an ongoing support contract.
Energy Vision, a telecom-focused energy service company (ESCO), will use the eSite x10’s to power with renewable energy off- and on/bad-grid telecom sites for a major mobile operator. Flexenclosure’s hybrid power systems are purpose-built for outdoor telecom sites. They are sealed, tamper-proof, maintenance-free and pre-equipped to utilise solar energy. Energy Vision will also be using eSite Tools’ powerful set of remote management capabilities to monitor, control and accurately report back to the network operations centre on each site power system’s performance.
The deal follows a 2016 eSite order from Energy Vision for a hybrid power system rollout in the central African nation of Gabon. This is Flexenclosure’s first deployment in Burkina Faso and the company has delivered projects in more than 20 African countries.
“We aim to lead the telecom ESCO market in Africa, deploying the most innovative and technologically advanced infrastructure in order to offer our customers the highest possible network uptime and SLA at the lowest possible TCO,” said Ofer Ahiraz, CEO, Energy Vision. “We are very pleased with the performance of our eSites in Gabon so Flexenclosure and their new eSite x10 were the natural choice for our new rollout in Burkina Faso,”
Growing EaaS opportunities
“We are delighted to cement our partnership with Energy Vision with this second eSite order,” said David King, CEO, Flexenclosure. “Energy as a Service, EaaS, is a fast-growing market, and one that demands the highest levels of performance and reliability from hybrid power systems. Our eSite x10 offers the lowest total cost of ownership in the most challenging operational environments and is the perfect ESCO solution.”
Flexenclosure is a designer and manufacturer of prefabricated data centre buildings and intelligent power management systems for the ICT industry. The company provides systems that are fully integrated, modular, factory tested for reliability, adaptable to local conditions and quick to install.
eCentres are custom-designed, prefabricated data centre buildings that are fast to deploy, energy efficient and easy to expand. eCentre is a future proofed state-of-the-art technical facility that provides a flexible and expandable open floor space and is optimised for energy efficiency.
eSite is a hybrid power system for off-grid and bad-grid cell sites delivering 100 per cent network uptime and diesel-related cost savings of up to 90 per cent. eManager, an all-in-one toolbox for site power infrastructure management, including remote monitoring, power optimisation, KPI reporting, and site logistics, is an integral part of the product.
Flexenclosure was founded in 1989. The company is based in Vara, Sweden, headquartered in Stockholm and has additional offices in Kenya, Malaysia, Myanmar, Nigeria, South Africa, and the UAE. Customers include ACS, Apollo, MTN, Vodacom and Zain.
About Energy Vision
Energy Vision is a telecom-focused Energy Service Company (ESCO), led by a team of experienced telecom infrastructure professionals, focused on emerging markets, mainly Africa. Energy Vision offers cellular operators (MNO) and telecom tower companies (TowerCo) reliable, energy-efficient, cost-effective and environmentally-friendly solutions to powering telecom equipment where the electric grid is either non-existent (off-grid) or only partial and unreliable (bad-grid).
This includes all related services such as engineering, implementation, NOC, operation & maintenance, upgrades and expansions.
By the end of this year Energy Vision will have hundreds of operating sites in Africa using the latest renewable energy solutions in ESCO business model and with substantial pipeline.