Telecommunications operators are required to provide backup power for a certain period of time after a power outage, in order to ensure that their networks remain operational. This requirement is typically outlined in the operator’s license and can range from 4-8 hours or more for critical sites. While this represents a significant investment, it is often underutilized.
Pixii’s battery energy storage systems with smart fuctionality enable telecom operators to better utilize these resources and address challenges in local grids. By introducing bi-directional converters, which can both provide power to telecom loads and feed excess energy back to the grid, telecom operators can make their assets more active and potentially generate additional revenue.
Bi-directional power conversion enables telecom infrastructure owners to generate significant revenue streams from the flexibility markets.
Telecom operators typically have a full view and control of all their sites, which allows them to easily aggregate grid support services and offer them to energy trading pools or entities. The Pixiibox power converter combines telecom power specifications with normal energy storage and features a built-in galvanic isolation, which enables it to connect with with telecom equipment on the 48VDC (battery) side. And the The built-inn PixiiGateway allows for 3rd party management software and hardware control trough MQTT and Modbus protocols
One of the biggest benefits of implementing a Pixii Bess with bi-directional converters is the potential to generate additional revenue through the trade of excess energy. This can not only offset the initial investment in these technologies, but also provide a ongoing source of income for telecom operators.
Additionally, by using BESS to better utilize their backup power resources, telecom operators can reduce their reliance on fossil fuels and support the integration of renewable energy sources. This not only helps to address challenges in local grids, but also demonstrates a commitment to sustainability and social responsibility.
Overall, the adoption of BESS and bi-directional converters represents a strong positive outlook for telecom operators looking to save costs and create new revenue streams, while also doing their part to support a cleaner and more reliable energy system.