Globe to reduce carbon emissions

Globe Telecom presently applies about 7,400 green solutions to reduce carbon emissions by consuming cleaner fuel in minimal quantities throughout its operations.

To reduce carbon emissions, Globe utilizes fuel cell systems, direct-current generators, lithium-ion batteries, and free cooling systems deployed system-wide since 2014.

Fuel systems produce fewer emissions compared to traditional generator sets. It also operates silently, reducing noise pollution in surrounding areas.

Meanwhile, lithium-ion batteries are heat-resistant, have faster charging time, and have a longer operational life span compared to lead-acid batteries. This translates to less waste generated over time while keeping a more efficient backup power system.

Finally, DC generators and DC-hybrid generators are better used to reduce fuel consumption, and provide a more cost-efficient solution for open field sites. Additionally, free cooling systems (FCS) have also been deployed to reduce the power consumption of air conditioning systems at field sites.

As of 2020, a total of 203 fuel cell systems, 6,467 lithium-ion batteries, 212 Direct Current Generators, 60 DC-Hybrid Generators, and 538 free cooling systems have been deployed across Globe’s network in the country.

Globe plans to develop infrastructure and retrofit its industries to achieve a 30% reduction of CO2 emission intensity by 2030.

These efforts were recognized by the Mobile Net Zero – State of the Industry on Climate Action 2021 report by the GSMA.

“We continue to engage partners in implementing renewable energy solutions such as solar panels and fuel cells within our operations. These will further shift Globe’s energy reliance towards renewable sources, further decarbonizing our operations,” said Ernest Cu, Globe President and Chief Executive Officer.

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