Energy optimization approach for mining operations
CIM Vancouver 2016
Mr Paul Beckwith (Metals & Mining Segment Manager - Schneider Electric)
Energy in mining is a highly complex variable which accounts for approximately 30% of operational costs, and therefore, the mining company that successfully manages energy efficiency is a company with a major competitive advantage.
The challenge in mining and mineral processing operations is actually quite simple: to understand where energy is being utilized, how much is being used, and to identify the best strategies for optimizing usage and targeting the best cost/ benefit opportunities.
An energy efficiency roadmap is the primary strategy for achieving efficiency and it involves a thorough analysis of energy conversion and usage in all mine facilities and processes. Its goal is to develop a continuous action plan that unlocks the savings potential and increases throughput:
Identify energy-saving opportunities
Define solutions along with their technical & economical feasibility
This presentation will provide more details about the energy optimization roadmap and some of the strategies and technologies that deliver continuous energy efficiency in mining.