Tata Teleservices Limited (TTSL), fuel cell company Plug Power Inc and Hindustan Petroleum Corporation Limited (HPCL), have conducted a field trial using Plug Power’s GenSys product in rural India.

Performed at a TTSL cell tower site in Bijnour, Uttar Pradesh, the field trial was designed to test the performance of the GenSys fuel cell and the LPG refueling infrastructure for cell tower applications in rural India.

The GenSys system, commissioned and operated by Plug Power, was used as the primary power source for meeting the site’s total power load – consisting of the base transceiver station equipment, air conditioners, and AC lighting.

Lower overall operating costs are expected due to longer life and lower maintenance and fuel costs, when compared to traditional diesel generators.