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Table 2 Energy consumption of Cote d’Ivoire’s mobile phone network

From: The geography and carbon footprint of mobile phone use in Cote d’Ivoire

  BASE I II
Carbon intensity of electricity (kgCO2e/kWh) 0.43 0.43 0.60
Average aggregate power consumption per BS (kW) 2.10 1.58 2.10
Total national energy consumption by mobile networks (GWh) 68.32 51.24 68.32
National energy consumption by mobile networks (percent of total) 1.90 1.43 0.95
Total national GHG emissions by mobile networks (ktCO2e) 29.11 21.83 41.13
National GHG emissions by mobile networks (percent of total) 0.44 0.33 0.62
Annual energy consumption per subscriber (kWh/sub) 3.83 2.88 3.83
  1. Scenarios of alternative input parameters. Scenario ‘base’ assumes average values for all parameters, scenario ‘I’ assumes a value for the power consumption per base station compared to 25% from base. Scenario ‘II’ assumes that 50% of the electricity consumed by base stations is supplied by diesel generators.