When the electricity supply on the Israeli side of the Gaza border region was cut off that fateful Saturday morning, Phinergy's backup power system installed at local telecommunications sites sprang into action, providing mobile communications for dozens of hours. .
Founder Aviv Tzidon: "Our system enabled subscribers of our mobile provider client to maintain continuous communications, under the most difficult circumstances."
TEL AVIV, Israel, Nov. 7, 2023 /PRNewswire/ -- The murderous terrorist attack in southern Israel on October 7 caused major disruptions to mobile communications in the Gaza border region, as the power grid collapsed in many places where fighting had broken out. With backup systems designed to provide only a few hours of service, most mobile communications sites in the area suffered a temporary power outage, leaving mobile phone users in the region unable to communicate in the hours criticism at the beginning of the war.
However, mobile sites where Phinergy (TASE:PNRG) systems were installed were able to continue providing essential connectivity for dozens of hours. During the early days of fighting, Phinergy's green energy systems, based on innovative aluminum and air technology, greatly contributed to efforts to keep communications functioning in the Gaza border region with Israel.
Phinergy President and Founder Aviv Tzidon: "Our systems have already proven effective and resilient in everyday life, successfully supporting cellular infrastructures as needed. Now, the systems have also been proven to successfully provide dozens of hours of continuous connectivity in emergency situations, allowing mobile phone service subscribers to stay in continuous contact with their families and rescue forces, even in the most difficult situations.
Founded in 2009 by Tzidon, a serial entrepreneur, and led by CEO David Mayer, Phinergy has developed technology to produce metal-air batteries that release electrical energy from aluminum and zinc. The company's aluminum-air systems are intended to provide backup power for critical infrastructures, such as telecommunication sites, hospitals, data centers, etc., as a backup for power grids. Phinergy also focuses on electricity production applications for electric vehicles.
Close cooperation with customer
The customer, a major Israeli mobile operator, has installed Phinergy backup systems at several hundred sites representing more than 10% of its network. When the war broke out, Phinergy's backup systems were running at some of this client's sites near the Gaza Strip, where most mobile communications in that area experienced severe disruptions due to the lack of continuous power supply. . Tzidon says this situation tested the efficiency and flexibility of the system developed by the company, albeit in tragic circumstances.
Intelligent remote management
Another factor that allowed Phinergy to perform so well in this critical situation was its ability to remotely monitor electricity consumption at communications sites. From the day the fighting broke out, the remote and intelligent management of the Phinergy systems allowed the flow of electricity to be regulated, so that it would last much longer.
"In practice, our system stores a lot of energy at the (cell) site itself, due to the aluminum components," says Tzidon. "By switching the system into sleep mode, we were able to successfully reduce the load and extend the power supply for several tens of hours during the attack. This remote management capability is something that all Phinergy employees are very proud of."
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