Sierra Leonean engineers, ordinary citizens and lovers of the environment are praising Orange-SL for taking the bold step to ensure that it provides green energy in its operations and at the same time helps to reduce carbon emission in the country.
Against this background, Orange is currently deploying massive innovative solar solutions and deploying the latest generation batteries with partners specializing in solar energy.
Orange is embarking on this in order to reduce it is environmental footprint. The group is positioning itself in all countries it is operating as one of the biggest deployers of solar panels, with a renewable energy use rate already at over 50% for Orange Guinea, 41% for Orange Madagascar and 40% for Orange Sierra Leone. Orange has installed solar panels at 5,400 of its telecom sites (some 100% solar, others hybrid) saving 55 million litres of fuel each year
“Today, we have far more sites than any other telecom service provider in Sierra Leone with more than 460 sites carrying voice and date with the best customer experience nationwide thereby connecting thousands of new localities.” This is according to Orange-SL CEO.
Giving a background of the company, she stated that Orange is in Sierra Leone with a strong industrial project that will lead to investing significantly to cover most of the population in the country with telecom services. As a result, Orange can now comfortably boast of the widest network in Sierra Leone covering about 85% of the country. Our ambition is to deliver an unmatched customers experience. The desire to increase customer satisfaction with the fastest internet speed on the widest coverage was central to this dream. Today, we have far more sites than any other telecom service provider in Sierra Leone with more than 460 sites carrying voice and date with the best customer experience nationwide thereby connecting thousands of new localities.
Orange’s Green Energy projects in Africa and the Middle East targeting 2040.
This project is geared towards ensuring that the company’s operations are environmentally friendly whilst promoting health and safety. Orange is accelerating its solar projects in Africa and the Middle East to reduce its carbon footprint to zero by 2040. Across the entire region, many sites are not connected to the electricity grid and when they are, the quality of the grid often requires alternative backup solutions. To avoid using generators that run on fuel (fossil energy that emits CO2), Orange is putting in place several initiatives such as solar panels.
According to her, Orange wants to be the major stakeholder of choice in the energy transition.
It is understood that in several of its subsidiaries, Orange is deploying innovative solar solutions and the latest generation batteries with partners specializing in energy. To reduce its environmental footprint, the Group is positioning itself in these countries as the biggest deployer of solar panels, with a renewable energy use rate already at over 50% for Orange Guinea, 41% for Orange Madagascar and 40% for Orange Sierra Leone. Orange has installed solar panels at 5,400 of its telecom sites (some 100% solar, others hybrid) saving 55 million litres of fuel each year.
Furthermore, Orange SL has migrated 353 of its sites from the generator to clean and renewable energy helping to reduce its carbon footprint, thereby reducing its CO2 emissions by 72% kilotons.
Orange continues to provide job opportunities for thousands of Sierra Leoneans directly and indirectly.
There are currently 8 Directors in the Executive Committee in addition to 2 non-executive committee directors.
Percentage of population covered;
• 2G NETWORK 88.95%
• 3G NETWORK 82.92%
• 4G NETWORK 41.10%
Competition in the mobile market is heating up and Orange Sierra Leone does not plan to slow down. We continue to work hard to enhance telecommunications in Sierra Leone in line with the Government’s agenda for ICT to ensure that we keep Sierra Leone at the forefront of communication in Africa and by extension, the world. We are committed to keeping customers ahead by providing them with the latest technologies along with reliable and superior network quality.