Energy Vision selects Flexenclosure’s eSite for major hybrid power system rollout in Gabon
Vara, Sweden, and Libreville, Gabon, 15th August 2016
Energy Vision has selected Flexenclosure – a Sweden-based designer and manufacturer of prefabricated data centre buildings and hybrid power systems for the ICT industry – for a significant eSite hybrid power system rollout in Gabon.
Energy Vision, a telecom-focussed Renewable Energy Service COmpany (RESCO), will use the eSites to power mobile telecom sites for one of the largest mobile operators in the world. Flexenclosure is well represented with deployments across sub-Saharan Africa, but this is their first order in the central West African nation of Gabon.
Energy Vision provides cost-effective and environmentally friendly end-to-end solutions for powering telecom equipment with a focus on sites where the electricity grid is either non-existent or unreliable. This includes all related services such as implementation, NOC, operation & maintenance and expansions. Flexenclosure will be working closely with Energy Vision, not only providing equipment but also comprehensive on-site training and local implementation support during Energy Vision’s network rollout.
“Our ‘energy as a service’ business model depends entirely on implementing power solutions we can trust to deliver exceptional performance at lowest possible cost, and that our customers can trust to maintain their network uptime,” said Ofer Ahiraz, CEO, Energy Vision. “Flexenclosure have worked with us to customise the eSites to our precise requirements and we’re confident that they are absolutely the right choice if we’re to deliver on both of these objectives.”
eSite is a hybrid power system for off-grid and bad-grid cell sites delivering 24/7 network uptime; diesel-related cost savings of up to 90 per cent; and the best sustained performance over time versus any competing hybrid power system. The Energy Vision deployment will include 3.6kWp solar arrays. 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.
“We are delighted to be working with Energy Vision,” said David King, CEO, Flexenclosure. “This deployment reinforces eSite’s status as the solution of choice for energy companies, tower companies and mobile operators looking for the industry’s most reliable hybrid power systems and where speed of deployment is of the essence.”
Thanks to its vast oil reserves, Gabon is one of the wealthiest nations in Africa, with GDP growth of over six per cent annually. The mobile penetration rate reached 100 per cent in 2008 and now stands at an impressive 194 per cent (end-2015).
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.
eCentre is a custom-designed, prefabricated data centre building that is 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 24/7 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 Malaysia, Mexico, Myanmar, Nigeria and South Africa. Customers include ACS, Airtel, Apollo Towers, IHS Towers, Millicom, MTN, Vodacom and Zain.
About Energy Vision
Energy Vision, a telecom-focused renewable energy service company (RESCO), led by a highly experienced team with MNO, TowerCo and telecom system integration experience in Africa, from business conception all through deployment, logistics, maintenance and operations, is focused on emerging markets, predominantly Sub-Saharan Africa.
Energy Vision offers its customers (cellular operators and telecom tower companies), a unique business model whereby the CAPEX is borne by Energy Vision, no investment and no operational risk is borne by the customer, reduced OPEX (from current run rate) with fixed and predictable monthly fees.
Energy Vision offers energy-efficient, cost-effective, environmentally friendly solutions to powering telecom infrastructure in countries where the electric grid is either non-existent or only partial and unreliable.
The combined solutions are based on the latest green technology and strong track record that assure the reliability of the power systems.