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Renewables fuel journey to sustainable mining

16th December 2022 Among South Africa’s many natural endowments, it is blessed with abundant solar energy, a free and inexhaustible resource that can provide renewable energy in mining, states gold producer Pan African Resources on its website. Unavoidably, as mining companies extract minerals from the ground that... 

Solar helps mine reduce costs, decarbonise, mitigate loadshedding

By: Cameron Mackay     16th December 2022 The construction of gold miner Gold Fields’ 50 MW Khanyisa solar photovoltaic (PV) plant at its South Deep gold mine was completed in August this year, and Gold Fields executive VP Martin Preece espouses the benefits thereof to Mining Weekly. Such benefits include, mitigating loadshedding,... 

Image of solar panels on Khanyisa solar photovoltaic plant 1
ENSURING CONTINUITY Khanyisa is enabling South Deep to have business continuity amid severe loadshedding in South Africa

Solar projects help support miner’s gold, PGMs operations

By: Cameron Mackay     16th December 2022 Diversified miner Sibanye-Stillwater is implementing a range of renewable-energy solar photovoltaic (PV) projects to support its local gold and platinum-group metal (PGM) mining operations. This includes a 50 MW solar PV project to support its gold mining operations, and a combined 175 MW of... 

Image of Sibanye-Stillwater’s Kloof mine
UNDER THE SUN Sibanye-Stillwater is developing a 50 MW solar PV project to provide electricity for its Kloof ultra-deep level gold mine

‘Largest’ solar hybrid project commissioned at mine

16th December 2022 During the international community‘s search for solutions to the climate crisis at the COP27 conference in Egypt in November, international project developer JUWI published a release noting that it had entered into the final stages of commissioning the world’s “largest” solar hybrid project at... 

Image of Sukari mine PV site
HYBRID SUCCESS The energy system consists of a 36 MW solar PV farm and a 7.5 MW battery-energy storage system, integrated into the existing diesel power station

Miner progressing wind projects to support embedded generation

By: Cameron Mackay     16th December 2022 Diversified miner Sibanye-Stillwater is procuring wind energy capacity from independent power producers. The miner issued a request for information last year, indicating that it was looking to secure up to 250 MW of remote wind generation. The miner than opted to pursue more capacity based on the... 

Image of Sibanye-Stillwater head of energy and decarbonisation Jevon Martin
JEVON MARTIN These projects will displace around 25% of our South African power requirements and emissions, and will help in our commitment to carbon neutrality by 2040
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