After the success of the 750MW Rewa Ultra Mega Solar project in Rewa, the Madhya Pradesh government is now aiming to create a new model for success in rooftop solar energy generation.
Telecom towers are critical installations on which the backbone of mobile communication rests. These are essential for realising the vision of inclusive growth. The success of initiatives like Digital India, Smart Cities and Right to Broadband, which the government intends to implement in a mission mode, will also depend on this critical and essential infrastructure.
In India, for every 10 per cent of the population using basic services such as voice and SMS, the national GDP increases by 0.5 per cent; a similar expansion of Internet and other non-voice communication or data adds 1 per cent to GDP, according to government figures available with the countryÂ´s Department of Telecommunications (DoT).
The Tower and Infrastructure Providersâ€™ Association is plaÂnning to float a request for proposal (RFP) inviting NGOs and private green power companies to generate and supply off-grid power to telecom towers in the country. The association proÂÂÂposes the â€˜RESCO off-grid disÂÂtribution modelâ€™ where renewable energy companies can set up renewable energy-based power plants near the telecom towers and sell power to the telecom company at a pre-determined cost.