Learn how Elisa turned its network into a Virtual Power Plant and cut down its network's electricity costs by 50%
Distributed Energy Storage – Good for Business, Good for the Grid, Good for the Planet
Elisa’s Distributed Energy Storage (DES) helps telecom operators and TowerCos to reduce electricity costs and OPEX by up to 50%.
Operators used to view backup batteries as a cost of reliable network operators. DES’ intelligent control turned Elisa’s backup batteries into a source of cost savings and new revenue.
With DES, Elisa transformed its RAN into a Virtual Power Plant. DES controls the network’s backup batteries optimizing grid electricity consumption and earning new revenue from grid balancing services markets.
DES has turned the economics of backup power upside-down and made it economical for Elisa to over-dimension it’s network’s batteries. During normal days, that extra capacity earns income for Elisa, but during storms and exceptional events, the backup capacity is there to power Elisa’s telecom network over extended periods when the customers need it the most.
electricity cost savings
Combination of revenue opportunity and electricity cost savings from virtual power plant.
Elisa’s mobile network in Finland is hosting Europe’s largest virtual power plant.
CO2 emissions cut from Elisa’s Virtual Power Plant running on mobile network’s.