Energy and Mines

Case Studies

On a regular basis, we commission Elizabeth Judd, a Washington-based financial and technical journalist, to produce case studies on new and innovative uses of renewables within mining operations. The case studies are based on interviews with the experts involved. For case study suggestions contact andrew.slavin@energyandmines.com

WA’s first grid-connected wind/solar farm with battery storage to power garnet producer

Leading garnet producer GMA Garnet has signed a long-term power purchase agreement (PPA) with Advanced Energy Resources (AER), the partners

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The Business Case for Solar for Grid-Tied Industrial Users in Australia

  The Business Case for Solar for Grid-Tied Industrial Users in Australia

A number of large-scale mineral processing facilities in Australia have been unable to secure long-term energy contracts at competitive prices,

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Baseload Renewables: The Significance of Lakeland Solar & Storage for Miners

  Baseload Renewables: The Significance of Lakeland Solar & Storage for Miners

Energy reliability is a major concern for grid-connected mines in Australia with supply constraints and power disruptions hampering production and

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New renewable energy for mine project – IAMGOLD Essakane to benefit from largest hybrid plant in Africa

  New renewable energy for mine project – IAMGOLD Essakane to benefit from largest hybrid plant in Africa

Paris and Johannesburg, March 6th 2017 – EREN Renewable Energy (EREN RE) and its partner African Energy Management Platform (AEMP),

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The Collahuasi 150 MW RFP – A simulation for potential proposals

  The Collahuasi 150 MW RFP – A simulation for potential proposals

Doña Inés de Collahuasi is the world’s second largest copper mine. The mine is located at an altitude of  4,000 to 4,800m

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Next Big Leap for Renewables in Mining: Affordable, Long-Term Storage

  Next Big Leap for Renewables in Mining: Affordable, Long-Term Storage

Storage solutions are dramatically changing the resource sector’s energy landscape by allowing solar and wind to provide 24/7 energy supply

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200MW wind farm for Mexican mine nears completion

  200MW wind farm for Mexican mine nears completion

The construction of Peñoles’ 199.5 MW wind farm in Mexico’s northern state of Coahuila is in full gear, with plans

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Tugliq Energy’s Wind Power Mine Project Could Be Replicated in Nunavut

  Tugliq Energy’s Wind Power Mine Project Could Be Replicated in Nunavut

After tremendous success in Canada’s remote Arctic area of Nunavik, Tugliq Energy is considering doing similar wind turbine projects across

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Barrick Gold Sees ‘Perfect Storm’ Brewing Around Cost-Effective Renewables

  Barrick Gold Sees ‘Perfect Storm’ Brewing Around Cost-Effective Renewables

Renewable energy sources have reached the stage, where they can reduce energy costs as well as emissions, Barrick Gold’s Senior

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First Solar PV and Battery Plant to Be Built in Australia, BHP Partners Up

  First Solar PV and Battery Plant to Be Built in Australia, BHP Partners Up

Australia is getting its first grid-connected solar and storage plant, which will be built in the northern Queensland town of

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Realizing Energy Savings, Sustainable Power and Enabling Community Engagement with Renewables for Mines

  Realizing Energy Savings, Sustainable Power and Enabling Community Engagement with Renewables for Mines

Enel Green Power has developed a number of wind, solar and geothermal projects in Chile as well as a hybrid

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Controlling Mining’s Exposure to Volatile Fuel Prices with Renewables

  Controlling Mining’s Exposure to Volatile Fuel Prices with Renewables

Jose Antonio Lobo, Director of Development at SolarReserve, sees the current environment of lower commodity pricing and low spot prices

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Renewables for mining go baseload with a hybrid fuel-solar solution

  Renewables for mining go baseload with a hybrid fuel-solar solution

The combination of concentrated solar power (CSP) and gas or diesel allows for robust power generation in 24/7 applications with

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Bankable Hybrids for Mines: Financing DeGrussa PV-Storage Microgrid

  Bankable Hybrids for Mines: Financing DeGrussa PV-Storage Microgrid

  “This project was attractive because it is the largest off-grid project with a private PPA,” reports Romain Desrousseaux, Deputy

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Case study: Reducing all-in sustaining costs (AISC) of a West African Mine

  Case study: Reducing all-in sustaining costs (AISC) of a West African Mine

The following excellent and detailed case study of a West African mine – renewables feasibility was written by Renergetica. To

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Renewables Developers are Getting Better at Submitting Proposals to Mines, says Goldcorp

  Renewables Developers are Getting Better at Submitting Proposals to Mines, says Goldcorp

Goldcorp’s Energy Manager Rodrigo Diaz says that the quality of offers from renewables experts are improving which indicates the sector

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Providing Baseload Solutions for Mines – An Update from SolarReserve

  Providing Baseload Solutions for Mines – An Update from SolarReserve

Tom Georgis, Senior Vice President of Development, SolarReserve provides insight on SolarReserve’s large-scale baseload solution for a Chilean mine and

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Solar Power for Chilean Mines: Insight from RIJN Capital Chile

  Solar Power for Chilean Mines: Insight from RIJN Capital Chile

RIJN Capital Chile has had success with mining clients in Chile and understand the drivers and challenges of developing power

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10 Renewable Case Studies from Chilean Mines

  10 Renewable Case Studies from Chilean Mines

Providing insight and cross-technology detail including wind, solar PV, CSP, hydroelectric and biodiesel for both grid tied and remote mine

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Cleaner Energy at Stable Prices: The Value Proposition of Solar for Mines

  Cleaner Energy at Stable Prices: The Value Proposition of Solar for Mines

In this interview Michelle Chislett, SunEdison Canada’s VP and Country Manager, outlines how the market for solar projects for the

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