Cummins Power Generation has signed a five-year agreement with Germany’s Heliocentris to incorporate its networked energy management technology into a new hybrid power system for telecom applications.
The Cummins hybrid power system will employ a diesel genset, storage batteries and networked energy management technology to supply power to cellular sites. Cummins claims the hybrid reduces operational expenditure for cell sites by up to 70% and also significantly reduces the carbon footprint to power a cell site.
“After extensive testing of various systems, we identified the energy management package from Heliocentris as one of the most flexible and reliable systems on the market,” said Antonio Leitao, vice president for power products, Cummins Power Generation said in a statement.
Ayad Abul-Ella, CEO of Heliocentris, added: “Heliocentris has deployed more than 1,000 energy management systems globally and has reduced the average annual diesel fuel consumption per site by 13,000 litres.”