Eltek Signs Agreement with Caterpillar on Telecom Hybrid Systems
Eltek ASA today announced the signing of a frame agreement for hybrid power solutions with Caterpillar Inc., the world's leading manufacturer of high-speed diesel generator sets and engines. The contract involves the design and supply of high-efficiency hybrid power solutions, combining an optimal generator operation with renewable energy, typically for remote telecom sites.
Caterpillar is a leading supplier of power systems to the telecommunications industry. Within this industry, hybrid solutions are identified as having high growth potential especially in Africa and other developing regions. â€œWith Caterpillarâ€™s extensive distribution network and local presence, the frame agreement enables us to expand our footprint. It also demonstrates the appreciation and demand for our high efficiency products,â€ said Bertrand Yeurcâ€™h, Global Account Manager for Caterpillar at Eltek.
Eltek boasts industry-leading power conversion efficiency and has a proven record with more than 600,000 high-efficiency power modules in the field. Given the enormous amounts of diesel energy consumed by poor and off-grid sites every day, efficiency in all links in the chain is crucial to minimize operational expenses.
â€œGenerators remain a key source for energy to ensure sufficient network availability in off-grid areas. Combined with high-efficiency power systems, renewable energy, smart energy management and network-wide monitoring on performance, the running time and diesel consumption can be reduced to a fraction. We therefore see a perfect technology match between our companies and we look very much forward to work closely with Caterpillar,â€ said Morten SchÃ¸yen, Chief Marketing Officer at Eltek.