By improving energy use at tower sites, PowerX and American Tower Corporation’s African affiliate (ATC Africa) will offer the enormous efficiency and environmental benefits of PowerX’s artificial intelligence (AI) solutions to Africa’s telecommunications industry. ATC Africa used PowerX’s AI analytics across a small number of locations in Burkina Faso, Kenya, Niger, Nigeria, and Uganda after a fruitful cooperative initiative.
SVP and Chief Executive Officer of ATC Africa, Marek Busfy speaking on the partnership highlighted ATC Africa’s achievements has so far noting that the company had invested more than $300 million in energy efficiency upgrades, renewable energy deployments, and energy storage solutions.
”To date, ATC Africa has invested over $300 million in energy efficiency improvements, renewable energy deployments and energy storage solutions to reduce the use of fossil fuels at our sites. Our strategic partnership with PowerX will place us at the forefront of the industry by leveraging the innovative power of AI data-led solutions to optimize the use of power and reduce GHG emissions. I am confident our strategic partnership will grow and contribute to our science-based targets to reduce GHG emissions by at least 40% by 2035 against a 2019 baseline and deliver on our low GHG emissions site strategy,” said Busfy.
The implementation of PowerX’s AI platform has improved understanding of the power management and analysis of ATC Africa’s installations. In order to maximize the reduction of greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions, the platform makes use of PowerX’s data analysis capabilities to optimize ATC’s site performance. ATC Africa is dedicated to delivering connection while significantly lowering reliance on fossil fuels through the deployment of new sites that follow low GHG emissions site standards, in compliance with its science-based targets (SBTs).
Andrew Schafer, CEO, PowerX: ”Our alliance with ATC will set bold new industry standards for tower energy efficiency. AI-driven analytics uniquely lead the way in efficiently managing power and providing accurate and auditable records in environmental sustainability such as how much diesel and GHG emissions have been eliminated from site operations. We apply sophisticated machine learning and pattern recognition tools to existing site data to identify inefficiencies and anomalies previously buried deep in fragmented data sets. We are excited to bring these benefits to ATC Africa and to Africa’s burgeoning telecommunications industry, setting an ambitious benchmark for site efficiency and sustainability.”