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Eagle mine, US

By: Sheila Barradas     15th February 2019 A copper/nickel mine located in the upper peninsula of Michigan. 

Nuclear industry urged to address business case

By: Rebecca Campbell     16th May 2018 Decisions on the future energy mix for South Africa need to be forward looking, not backward looking. So affirmed EE Publishers MD Chris Yelland in his keynote address to the National Nuclear Regulator's second Nuclear Regulatory Information Conference on Wednesday. "Nuclear power in South Africa... 

Amplats procures energy storage system for Amandelbult

By: Anine Kilian     23rd April 2018 Anglo American Platinum (Amplats) has contracted energy storage systems provider Primus Power to supply its Amandelbult mine, in Limpopo, with eight EnergyPod battery systems. The EnergyPods will provide Amandelbult with 200 kW of power and 1 000 kWh of energy. 

Eskom’s ‘death spiral’ under the microscope 

By: Terence Creamer     21st November 2017 A major topic of discussion during recent public hearings into Eskom’s 2018/19 revenue application, was whether a further double-digit tariff hike could trigger a “utility death spiral”, whereby rising tariffs and utility costs spark an exodus of energy-intensive customers from the network,... 

Building a landmark solar project in Namibia: B2Gold's story

By: Creamer Media Reporter      2nd October 2017 B2Gold is moving forward with a landmark solar project which has significant bottom line and social license benefits for this leading gold producer. The 7 MW solar power plant is currently being installed at the company’s Otjikoto mine in Namibia with the aim of reducing the operation’s reliance... 

Conco Energy Solutions introduces PV solutions for mining industry

26th August 2016 Conco Energy Solutions (Conco Es), a subsidiary power infrastructure solutions firm Conco, has introduced to the market innovative solar photovoltaic (PV) solutions that will assist mining companies to lower their operational expenditure. 

Momentum grows for solar-diesel hybrid microgrids in Zambia

By: Anine Kilian     21st June 2016 Amid an ongoing drought that has resulted in a severe power crisis in Zambia, the framework conditions for investment in solar power projects have become more attractive. New analysis ‘Power crisis and consequences for solar energy in the Zambian mining sector’ published by the Deutsche... 

GIZ/ German Energy Solutions Initiative/ THEnergy-Analysis: Momentum for solar-diesel hybrid microgrids in the Zambian mining industry

20th June 2016 In recent years, an ongoing drought has caused a severe power crisis in Zambia. The new analysis “Power crisis and consequences for solar energy in the Zambian mining sector” from the Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH in its role as facilitator of the Project... 

Moratorium on coal won't combat emissions – Turnbull

By: Esmarie Iannucci     28th October 2015 Coal will remain a key part of the global energy mix for several years to come, says the Minerals Council of Australia (MCA), echoing sentiments expressed by newly appointed Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull. In a press conference on Tuesday, Turnbull said he did not support a moratorium on coal... 

Hybrid power plant reduces mine’s operational costs

By: Nadine James     23rd October 2015 Energy solutions provider Cronimet Mining Power Solutions’ first megawatt-scale, solar-diesel hybrid power plant, at the Cronimet Chrome South Africa Thabazimbi openpit chromium mine, in Limpopo, has significantly reduced the mine’s diesel consumption, allowing for more effective energy... 

Turbines boosting mine power – AngloGold  

By: Martin Creamer     2nd March 2015 Gold major AngloGold Ashanti is installing turbines in underground mines to boost energy regeneration, as part of a strategy of recovering electricity without spending significant amounts of capital. “What we’ve done is put in energy regeneration and capture plants in the form of turbines at two... 

Tschudi on schedule for Q2 production start

7th January 2015 The Tschudi copper project in Namibia remains on track to start production in the second quarter of this year. “We are ahead of schedule and look forward to being in production,” Weatherly International CE Rod Webster said in a statement to shareholders on Wednesday. 

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