All forms of electricity generation have certain level of environmental impact and on an average a KiloWatt (KW) of energy production accounts for an estimated emission of 300g of CO2. The most distressing problem is the emission of greenhouse gases at the cost of the ecological balance of our planet.
According to US National Snow and Ice Data Center, arctic sea ice extent for December 2012 remained far below average. Average monthly ice extent for December 1979 to 2012 shows an accelerated decline of -3.5(+/-0.6)% per decade.
In the present scenario, where Private and Public banks in India are gearing up with intensive measures to achieve greater financial inclusion by expanding rural and semi-urban ATM networks to addition of over 1 lakh ATMs in the next two-four years. Every ATM site accounts for 2 Air conditioners, 10-12 CFL lights, UPS and the proliferation of number of ATMs in India raises environmental concerns and ecological impact at large.
|ATM Power Consumption Demystified|
|Total Number of ATMs in India (as on October 2012) – 1, 04, 500|
|Estimated energy consumption per ATM – 400 watt|
|Estimated total energy consumption in all ATMs – 41800 KW|
|Estimated energy to be saved by M2M solution (per month) – 50 % – 20900 KW|
|Total reduction in carbon emission (per month) – 6.2 tonnes|
|Total reduction in carbon emission (per year) – 74.4 tonnes|
A technological solution like M2M paves way to improve business processes while maintaining environmental sustainability. Implementation of remote monitoring solution across ATMs will improve energy efficiency and stopover 74.4 tonnes of carbon emission for a year.