Bouygues Telecom, first French operator to power his mobile site with green hydrogen

  • Author PowiDian
  • Date 03/28/2022
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Bouygues Telecom, in keeping with its spirit of initiative, is the first operator to implement a green hydrogen power solution on certain of its mobile network sites. This innovative solution significantly improves the environmental footprint of its activities, with a 70% reduction in C02 emissions and a noise level divided by 100 (-20dB) compared to a traditional generator.


Paris, 28 March 2022 – In partnership with Bouygues Energies & Services and the company PowiDian, this virtuous innovation is being implemented by Bouygues Telecom as part of the deployment of one-off or permanent installations on the Bouygues Telecom mobile network. The need for additional mobile coverage is becoming increasingly frequent during events such as sports competitions, trade fairs and festivals. With regard to the supply of permanent sites, this innovation is a concrete response to certain isolated and difficult-to-access locations that are waiting for an electrical connection.


The first presentation of this BTruck5G mobile device took place in front of the president of ARCEP, during Innovations Days, an event organised by Bouygues Telecom on 23rd March and 24th March. The BTruck5G is the ultimate solution for bringing ultra-high-speed broadband to temporary events. These state-of-the-art trucks, conceived and designed by Bouygues Telecom teams, are a real showcase of innovation. Equipped with the latest 5G equipment, they are being installed throughout France to enable people to take full advantage of Bouygues Telecom’s extensive mobile network in any situation.


At the same time, the Hyvision green hydrogen power solution developed by Bouygues Energies & Services is being deployed in Meyrargues, in the Bouches-du-Rhône department, to power a 4G mobile site. PowiDian is providing a hydrogen electric generator to replace the traditional generator, and other departments will soon be able to benefit from it.


“This green hydrogen power solution is a further illustration of our commitment to reconciling digital and environmental issues for the benefit of regional areas and of our desire to invest in useful innovations,” said Jean-Paul Arzel, Executive Vice President, Technology, Network and Information Systems at Bouygues Telecom.

“It is part of the implementation of energy efficiency strategies for our mobile network and an ambitious investment plan for new-generation equipment that is less carbon-intensive and consumes less energy.”


“This partnership with Bouygues Telecom and PowiDian is the result of a collective effort between players committed to the Energy Transition. We are proud to be able to deploy our “Hyvision” solution for the mobile production of energy from green hydrogen in response to a specific use in the field,” explains Caroline Mazzoleni, Deputy Director of Hydrogen and Smart Energies at Bouygues Energies & Services. “This innovative solution provides an appropriate response to the development needs of telecoms networks and also helps to improve the quality of life in regional areas by significantly reducing CO2 emissions and noise pollution. Bouygues Energies & Services is thus confirming its commitment to the deployment of innovative solutions to promote the energy transition.”


About Bouygues Telecom 

Bouygues Telecom is a global communications operator that sets itself apart by bringing the best of technology to its 26.2 million customers every day. The excellence of its 4G and 5G networks, its landline and cloud services enable them to enjoy their personal and professional digital lives simply and fully, wherever they are. Through its Business Division, Bouygues Telecom supports a community of professionals and businesses in the widespread adoption of fixed and mobile broadband and new uses such as unified communications and business mobility services. #OnEstFaitPourEtreEnsemble –


About Bouygues Energies & Services 

Bouygues Construction’s Energies & Services division is a major player in the digital transformation and energy transition of regional areas, industries and buildings, and is a key growth driver for Bouygues Construction. With more than 21,000 staff, the Energies & Services division concentrates most of its activities in Germany, Canada, France, Great Britain, Italy and Switzerland, while also working for its clients in Africa, Asia and Oceania. The development of regional areas, industries and the service sector depends on the ability to guarantee the optimal flow of energy, data, services and people. This is why Bouygues Energies & Services designs, builds and operates solutions for the production, distribution and operation of tomorrow’s energy, while supporting the digitalisation and development of innovative services for regional and local residents, industrial players and service users. The Energies & Services division accounts for a third of Bouygues Construction’s business.


About PowiDian

PowiDian is a pioneer in solutions for the production and storage of energy produced via “green” hydrogen, and has been working for more than 10 years on the ecological transition of regional areas thanks to its autonomous stations and its mobile or stationary “zero emission” hydrogen generators. In September 2021, the group launched PowiDian Mobility, a subsidiary dedicated to the development of electric utility vehicles. Based in La Ville-aux-Dames in the Centre-Val de Loire region, PowiDian currently employs 40 people. PowiDian has been a holding of Xerys Invest since 2014 and has counted the Bouygues group as a partner since 2020. More information: 

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