There has never been more of a need for companies to opt for energy-efficient solutions and transition towards a low-carbon future.
The decreasing costs of renewables and the proven reliability of hybrid power technologies are driving the interest of mining companies towards energy-efficient mining practices. Currently “The mining industry has become one of the major consumers of energy and they are responsible for more than 40% of the total industrial energy being utilised.
In Sub-Saharan Africa, the energy-intensive user's group alone consumes over 40% of electricity produced in South Africa. Just less than 50% of the energy-intensive users in South Africa are the mines”, according to Energy Minister - Jeff Radebe.
Energy output use can be reduced by 60%, by controlling motors with electrical Variable Speed Drives.”
We will be taking a deeper look into how this can be achieved by focusing on the following:
Lower Losses = Lower Operating Costs
Given the need to increase energy supply in a globally carbon constrained environment, the mining trade needs to gear up with energy-efficient technologies, such as electrical variable speed drives, which could reduce energy consumption drastically
Time : Thursday 10 September 2020 | 10h00am - 11h00am
Mr Stephen Brown Manager, Mining Accounts and Business Development