Intelligent Financing and Customized Hybrids – RES on Energy Solutions for Mines
Douglas McAlpine, in charge of microgrids at Renewable Energy Systems (RES), discusses the outlook for hybrid renewable energy solutions over the coming years. McAlpine believes that mines are beginning to see the potential of renewables and they will start to proactively engage on a significant scale as more projects are built and demonstrate proven reliability. Download the interview below
Great quotes from the article include:
“We are seeing non-utilities sign renewable energy PPAs, such as our recent deal with Microsoft Corporation for the energy produced at the RES developed and built 110MW Keechi wind farm in Texas. Similar to mines, counterparties like Microsoft are seeking to hedge power price volatility and reduce their carbon impact.”
“Some of the smaller mining companies that are more flexible in their approach may be quicker to take on new ideas and new technologies than the larger companies”
“I believe that once there are a few operational deployments of hybrid systems, several megawatts in capacity and with decent penetration levels, it will make a big difference.”
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