Energy and Mines


The evolving landscape for mine-renewables partnerships in Africa

The evolving landscape for mine-renewables partnerships in Africa
June 10
09:19 2015

“When you add a power system that is reliable and stable, then the savings are significant”

In this Q&A interview, Siemens’ Jean-Charles Brun provides an upbeat assessment on the potential for renewables in off-grid mines in Africa. As Jean-Charles discusses, there are challenges related to project time-scale and finance but the drivers for these projects (the currently unreliable, inconvenient and price volatile energy supply through diesel) are strong. Siemens are confident they can deliver cost savings in many situations. To read the Q&A fill in your details below

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Andrew Slavin

Andrew Slavin

I am one of the directors of Energy and Mines and am also the curator of this site. I have been involved with B2B communications for the last 18 years including publications, conferences, think tanks and reports.