5G base stations in Guangdong can opt for peak / valley power pricing

5G base stations in Guangdong can opt for peak / valley power pricing

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The Guangdong Development and Reform Commission (DRC) has released a policy regarding the implementation of general C&I (commercial and industrial) electricity price for communication stations (including 5G).

Therefore, the province's communication base stations can now voluntarily choose whether or not to implement the peak-valley electricity price policy. (Guangdong DRC)

General C&I electricity price for 20kV power users in five Guangdong cities

According to Guangdong DRC [2019]191, in five Guangdong cities (Guangzhou, Zhuhai, Fushan, Zhongshan and Dongguan), the peak / valley electricity price delta for users connected to the 20kV network exceeds 0.7CNY/kWh. Given that a single 5G base station consumes about four times as much power as a 4G base station with three times the power density, we believe that utilizing battery energy storage can lead to significant cost-reductions in electricity consumption.