Power Consumption Modeling based on Real-Time Data Traffic for Balancing Power Supply and Energy Demand to Develop Green Telecommunication Tower: A Case Study

Authors

  • A. M. O. Abdulmula Solar Energy Research Institute, National University of Malaysia, Bangi, Malaysia http://orcid.org/0000-0003-0917-9943
  • K. Sopian Solar Energy Research Institute, National University of Malaysia, Bangi, Malaysia
  • L. C. Haw Solar Energy Research Institute, National University of Malaysia, Bangi, Malaysia

Abstract

Green telecommunication tower primarily depends on renewable energy and energy efficiency technologies. This study presents a power consumption model to estimate the load demand of a telecommunication tower (TT) to improve energy efficiency. The method is based on field measurements of real-time data traffic load of the entire operated macrocell telecommunication tower to balance power supply and energy demand. This advanced method is investigated using HOMER Pro simulation and compared with a widely accepted technique called overall peak load method for a chosen case study. The comparison simulation results showed that by using the power consumption model method, the energy-saving efficiency at the TT is improved by 24.19% and the size of the overall system is decreased by 33.33%. Consequently, the annualized cost is reduced by 25.7%. This optimum performance contributes to the effective development of green telecommunication towers.

Keywords:

green telecommunication tower, solar energy technology, energy consumption modeling, data traffic load

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A. M. O. Abdulmula, K. Sopian, and L. C. Haw, “Power Consumption Modeling based on Real-Time Data Traffic for Balancing Power Supply and Energy Demand to Develop Green Telecommunication Tower: A Case Study”, Eng. Technol. Appl. Sci. Res., vol. 9, no. 3, pp. 4159–4164, Jun. 2019.

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