Tellabs Finland Starts Using Hydropower

Reduces carbon emissions by almost 2100 metric tons a year

Jan 05, 2010, 06:00 ET from Tellabs

ESPOO, Finland, Jan. 5 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Starting in early 2010, Tellabs offices in Finland will switch to electricity produced by hydropower. More than 500 employees in all Tellabs locations in Espoo, Finland, will use the more environmentally friendly source of electricity.

Electricity produced by hydropower is renewable energy, as it naturally replenishes and does not emit carbon dioxide. Tellabs strives to make the right choices for the environment and sustainable development.

"Switching to hydropower demonstrates our intention to act in a more environmentally friendly way," said Mika Heikkinen, vice president and general manager, Tellabs Finland. "Improving sustainability and reducing greenhouse gas emissions are key environmental goals."

Tellabs Finland invests heavily in the research and development of innovative telecommunications solutions. Consequently, the majority of electricity consumption occurs in Tellabs' R&D laboratories. By changing to hydropower, the company will achieve a reduction of almost 2100 metric tons of carbon dioxide emissions, equivalent to the electricity consumption of more than 500 houses.(1)

By moving to hydropower in Finland, Tellabs' global carbon footprint will shrink by about 5%.(2)

(1) The calculation estimates that the electricity consumption of one house is 20,000 kWh/year. Tellabs Finland consumed 10,773 MWh of electricity in 2008.

(2) In 2008, Tellabs Finland reported 2,086 metric tons of CO2 from electricity generation. Tellabs globally reported direct and indirect emissions of 44,171 metric tons. As a result of the Tellabs Finland reduction of CO2 emissions through the adoption of hydropower, total Tellabs global emissions will be reduced approximately 5%.

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