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Exploring Renewables for Powering Mines: Gold Fields Case Study Released






Energy and Mines, part of Canadian Clean Energy Conferences, has published a case study today on Johannesburg-based Gold Fields’ energy management and carbon mitigation which includes exploring options for renewables integration at various sites. As Duncan Stevens, Vice President of Group Sustainable Development at Gold Fields, points out, the mining leader’s energy strategy is driven from the top: “Our CEO is deeply committed to responsible mining, which includes the migration to renewable sources of energy, wherever possible.”



Stevens will be presenting a joint case study with Martin Sprott of A.T. Kearney at the upcoming Renewables and Mining Summit on June 23-24 at the Hilton Sandton in Johannesburg. Gold Fields is one of 16 mines now confirmed to present at this Summit which focuses on renewables solutions for grid-tied and remote mines aiming to reduce power costs and secure energy supply.



Other mining participants include energy decision-makers from IAMGOLD, African Barrick Gold, Lonmin, Zimplats AngloGold Ashanti, Anglo American, REVINSAMB Mineral Mining Holding, Gold Fields, ArcelorMittal, Glencore Ferro Alloys, African Rainbow Minerals Anglo Platinum, Cronimet Power Solutions, Debswana, and Samancor.



The Renewables and Mining Summit, for which Mainstream Renewable Power has joined as a Main Sponsor, offers the opportunity to understand how mining companies with African operations are looking to address energy costs and supply constraints and the role renewables will play in meeting these critical and immediate challenges. Mining participants will benefit from insight from their peers and renewable energy attendees will gain real market intelligence on the energy contract opportunities in this industrial sector.



Participants from the renewable energy sector include senior representatives from Standard Bank, SolarPower Africa, Sembcorp, Siemens AG, Mainstream Renewable Power, IFC, Old Mutual Investment Group, A.T. Kearney, Kabi Solar, BioTherm Energy, Bio2watt, SunEdison, Savannah Environmental, and the Council for Scientific and Industrial Research.



“The Summit is a real opportunity for mining energy decision-makers which includes CEOs, engineering and operational executives to understand how other mines with African operations are addressing this pressing challenge of rising energy costs and supply constraints,” comments Adrienne Baker, Director of Energy and Mines. “And for renewable energy leaders, this is the only opportunity to gain real market intelligence on the size and scope of contract opportunities in this industrial sector which is emerging as a key market for renewables in Africa.”


Posted April 29, 2014

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