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Energy efficient mining for a better tomorrow

Third Quarter 2020 News & events

Never has there been more of a need for the mining industry to adopt energy efficient measures as part of a successful transition towards a low carbon future. The mining sector needs to rethink its traditional energy consumption patterns and move towards decarbonisation. Meanwhile the decreasing costs of renewables and the proven reliability of hybrid power technologies are now driving the interest of these companies towards energy efficient mining practices. These are dominated by themes such as renewable energy, e-mobility, energy efficiency, new biofuels and demand side management.

According to Energy Minister, Gwede Mantashe, the mining industry is responsible for more than 40% of total industrial energy use in sub-Saharan Africa. But there is much that can be done. “Conventionally, motors run at a fixed speed, regardless of actual output requirement, wasting a tremendous amount of energy. Energy output use can be reduced by 60% by controlling motors with electrical variable speed drives,” says Danfoss mining accounts and business development manager, Stephen Brown.

Therefore, Danfoss is embarking on a series of informative webinars to address the topic of energy efficient mining, geared towards mining engineers, specifiers, buyers, mining houses and investors. These interactive webinars will enable them to think differently about their current energy usage and how the right drives can bring savings in energy costs. The next webinar will be on 23 September at 9:30 CAT. To register visit: https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/1723706986600731152

For more information contact Lynne McCarthy, Danfoss, +27 11 785 7628, mccarthyl@danfoss.com, www.danfoss.co.za


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