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Vodafone has the First Green Network, powering it through renewable energy sources

06. January 2011

Vodafone is the first operator in the Czech Republic to use energy sources to the maximum extent possible from renewable energy, already covering 70% of its network energy use. The remaining third of the energy, whose origin cannot be influenced by Vodafone, will be offset by planting twenty thousand trees. Vodafone, thanks to being the first with a green network will save about 19,000 tons of CO2, which corresponds to the annual operation of 200 trucks. "More than two-thirds of the energy needs for the network that Vodafone covers will be renewable, those emission savings mean that the energy needed to ensure the basic conditions of life in cities such as Trutnov, Kolín and Písek. I consider this activity as very beneficial," said the Czech Hydrometeorological Institute climatologist, Jan Pretel, of the first green network.

Vodafone is the first operator in the Czech Republic to use energy sources to the maximum extent possible from renewable energy, already covering 70% of its network energy use. The remaining third of the energy, whose origin cannot be influenced by Vodafone, will be offset by planting twenty thousand trees. Vodafone, thanks to being the first with a green network will save about 19,000 tons of CO2, which corresponds to the annual operation of 200 trucks.

"More than two-thirds of the energy needs for the network that Vodafone covers will be renewable, those emission savings mean that the energy needed to ensure the basic conditions of life in cities such as Trutnov, Kolín and Písek. I consider this activity as very beneficial," said the Czech Hydrometeorological Institute climatologist, Jan Pretel, of the first green network.

Vodafone uses energy produced from renewable sources largely covering the operation of base stations BTS, BSC, and MSC exchanges, so basically the network itself. "We are the first operator in the Czech Republic, who came up with the concept of a Green Network, which is unique worldwide," said Přemysl Filip, Manager for Corporate Responsibility at Vodafone.

The energy portfolio from renewable sources, which powers the Vodafone network, is comprised of:

  • half from hydroelectric power plants (mainly small, not large dams);
  • one fifth from biogas plants, which process biodegradable waste into methane;
  • A quarter from photovoltaic power plants (solar energy);
  • and the rest of the energy coming from biomass.

Approximately one third of the electricity consumption for the Vodafone network is out of its control. For example, because its technology has been placed on the transmitters of other owners and not as a direct purchaser of energy, you pay only according to the agreed payments. To achieve a full Green Network, the company will offset the impact arising from non-renewable energy sources by planting trees in cooperation with the Agency for Nature Conservation and Landscape of the Czech Republic. One tree absorbs over its hundred-year lifetime around half to one ton of CO2 and 20,000 trees will be planted every year.

Thanks to the first green network, Vodafone is not only protecting nature and scarce resources, but also the health of the inhabitants of regions where there are large industrial and power plants. By using renewable energy sources for the Vodafone mobile network, it does not affect local air pollution, sulfur oxides, nitrogen and airborne particles that have plagued residents of northern Bohemia and Ostrava.