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Tuesday, November 16 2021 - 01:17
Huawei Builds an iSuperSite Showcase in Collaboration with China Mobile Zhejiang and the China Mobile Design Institute
SHENZHEN, China, Nov. 15, 2021 /PRNewswire-AsiaNet/ --

Huawei's iSuperSite showcase, a joint venture with China Mobile Zhejiang and 
the China Mobile Design Institute in Hangzhou, has recently been accepted.

The site has been upgraded with the Huawei iSuperSite solution since August of 
this year. The original six cabinets were replaced by just one, minimizing grid 
power consumption. The site was then selected as a green and energy-saving demo 
site by China Mobile Zhejiang as part of its carbon emission reduction 
campaign. The upgraded site not only halves electricity fees and cuts O&M costs 
by 75%, it also reduces carbon emissions by eight tons per year.

50%+ Savings

Before reconstruction, the site had six cabinets and six separate cooling 
systems with individual installation space and power supply systems. However, 
this resulted in a large footprint, low power system efficiency, and 
significant power consumption.

Following implementation of the Huawei iSuperSite solution, the power supplies, 
devices, and batteries from the existing six cabinets have been integrated into 
just one. 80% of floor space is reclaimed in this manner, allowing for the 
installation of a Huawei iPV power generation system to supply solar energy. 
Compared with traditional PV power generation system, Huawei's iPV boasts 20% 
more energy yield and electricity cost savings of US$2,000 per year, equivalent 
to a carbon emissions reduction of 8 tons. Prior to the upgrade, the site's 
annual electricity fee was approximately US$3,500.

The upgraded site echoes the carbon peak and carbon neutrality campaign 
launched by China Mobile on July 15 of this year in terms of energy saving, 
consumption reduction, and carbon emissions reduction. Regarding the campaign, 
China Mobile summed up its future development goals as energy saving, clean 
energy, and enablement, and determined the following six paths: build a green 
network, promote green energy, build a green supply chain, advocate green 
offices, enhance green enablement, and create a green culture.

One Lithium Battery, Two Roles

To ensure that network transmission is not interrupted in the case of incidents 
such as lightning strikes and power outages, a communication base station 
requires backup battery strings of different sizes.

Huawei iSuperSite replaces lead-acid batteries with CloudLi smart lithium 
batteries, doubling the power density and upgrading the traditional backup 
power unit to an intelligent energy storage system. More importantly, the AI 
intelligent self-staggering feature can store power during off-peak periods and 
discharge power during peak hours. The electricity cost savings over the course 
of one year may exceed US$1.5 billion if all communication sites in Hangzhou 
use this feature (calculated based on the residential electricity price with 
the smallest difference between peak and off-peak periods).

In addition, Huawei innovatively achieves intelligent power management through 
four functions: intelligent metering, backup power slicing, software-defined, 
and power audit to improve management efficiency, accelerate the realization of 
carbon emission reduction goals, and reduce maintenance costs.

The intelligent power system also supports remote and intelligent O&M, reducing 
O&M costs by 75%, deploying 5G without increasing OPEX, and helping carriers 
embark on a sustainable development path involving energy saving, consumption 
reduction, and carbon reduction. 

The convergence of 5G, cloud computing, edge computing, and AI technologies in 
the context of "new infrastructure" has presented a diverse range of 
possibilities for digital transformation. Energy, as the cornerstone of a 
digital society, will inject momentum into the development of the digital 
economy. In the context of China's national goals, which involve reaching a 
carbon peak by 2030 and achieving carbon neutrality by 2060, various industries 
are about to undergo a broad and profound systematic transformation. Energy 
conservation, consumption reduction, and carbon emission reduction are 
essential to ensuring sustainable development of the communications industry.

The Huawei iSuperSite solution integrates digital, power electronics, and ICT 
technologies, helping carriers to upgrade and reconstruct existing sites while 
saving power and space. This solution not only meets the requirements for the 
rapid coverage of communications networks in the 5G era, but also minimizes 
energy consumption, enabling carriers to achieve their carbon emission goals 
and build a green future together.

Source: Huawei

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   Caption: Comparison before and after the "1 for 6" reconstruction