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of CO2 emissions, by utilising a complimentary suite of products to provide our customer with true endto-end solutions.” The internet boom is one of the key drivers in Africa’s mobile boom - more people are getting online as smartphone prices fall and operators improve their networks, building new base stations to improve coverage and add capacity to the networks. “Our core markets are in Africa and the Middle East,” Bubenicek adds, before explaining that mobile operators “rely on” companies like CPS to improve revenues and reduce costs. “Mobile networks must reduce their operating expenses due to increased competition, market saturation and lowering average revenues per user,” Clean Power Systems provides cost effective, clean power he says. products that reduce operating expenses for mobile networks. However – and despite the obvious advantages – mobile networks are yet Writer Ian Armitage to “fully embrace” the technologies. Project manager Ben Weaver “Although the technology exists and has been proven, mobile networks have not yet fully adopted these technologies and therefore frica is one of the networks by over 60 percent,” says fastest growing William Bubenicek, Managing Director not yet realised the full benefits of large-scale implementation of clean markets for mobile of Clean Power Systems. power systems. providers. According CPS provides “end-to-end power “The benefits that our customers to research by the solutions” and there is “vast potential” receive go beyond the technology. UK’s Informa Telecoms & Media, the for the business in a continent that continent has now, in fact, achieved “carries high operating expenses” and Rather, CPS provides a process that allows for custom system design status as the world’s second-largest often has serious power problems. for the entire network, as well as an mobile market. There are more than “Because mobile networks implementation and training process 760 million mobile subscribers and must maintain 99 percent reliable that allows the customer to benefit with market penetration around 68 power for cell towers, the emerging from large OPEX savings across their percent, there is still plenty of room market networks rely primarily on full network.” for growth. diesel generators to power their CPS’s Intelligent AVR system cleans In just four years, Informa believes cell towers,” Bubenicek explains. up poor grid conditions to keep the Africa could have as many as 1.19 “We utilise our software products site powered by AC Mains rather than billion mobile subscribers. to effectively capture data, system U.S.- headquartered Clean Power design, and implementation planning. running on diesel generators. By minimising generator runtime, Systems (CPS) -- a firm with a fastOur focus is on standardising the growing presence in Africa -- is currently methodology to allow for high volume the system saves costs associated with diesel fuel and generator maintenance. providing clean and reliable energy implementation and allowing costTypical runtime reductions exceed services and products to the industry. saving benefits to be achieved rapidly. 70 percent and these systems pay for “Clean Power Systems provides cost The bottom line is that CPS provides themselves in less than eight months, effective, clean power products that its customers with 60 percent or Bubenicek says. reduce operating expenses for mobile more in OPEX savings, and reduction

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“Our Hybrid System reduces generator runtime on off-grid sites,” he adds. “We cycle the site load between a battery bank and generator. Typical runtime savings exceed 60 percent and pay for themselves in less than 12 months. “Our Remote Performance Monitoring System (RPMS) is a standard part of any hardware system we provide. The RPMS provides our customers with real-time viewing of site conditions, performance of the system, savings, reports, graphs and alarms for any issues on site. “Our PassiveAuditTM software tool provides our customers with a process for data capture and allows our customers to perform system designs internally, with ROI and financial analysis based on performance predictions. This allows them to make more informed decisions on what systems are appropriate to achieve maximum cost-benefit on their investments. This software also provides site scoping and

an implementation plan to allow for rapid deployment.” CPS continues to grow its presence in Africa. In the last 12 months, it has implemented over 200 systems across the continent and continues to expand. “We have had marked success in developing and training local subcontractors who can provide the customers with rapid implementation of the systems to give maximum savings in the shortest period of time,” Bubenicek says. “Our highest demand has been in our Intelligent AVR products (Stability Series) as the grid is so unreliable in most markets. Customers have achieved savings of over 90 percent in many cases and the RPMS provide our customers with a single platform to view site performance whether on our Hybrid system or our Intelligent AVR system.” He is excited by the future. “The industry is now ready for largescale implementation of clean power products. The technology has been

proven and as CPS continues to develop tools and systems aimed at large-scale implementation, we are seeing larger requests and orders for systems across networks. The opportunity is significant and we are at a tipping point.” CPS is focused on “perfecting its model and tools” in the African markets, investing in software, and seeing new opportunities and demand for its products. “We are dedicated to standardising the industry on the methodologies that we have utilised and proven on the ground. Our expansion plans include Latin America in the next 12-18 months as well,” Bubenicek concludes. “As the CPS team is all from the telecoms space, we are well positioned to serve this industry. Additionally, our products and services have been designed specifically for the telecoms space and our customers appreciate this customised approach to the industry.” To learn more visit


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