Siemens and Juwi Cooperate on Microgrids for Mining Industry
Zug, Switzerland- The importance of microgrids for the supply of off-grid mining sites on the basis of renewable energies is increasing. Siemens and Juwi will cooperate in a technology partnership to further develop a proven solution.
The solution adapts to changing ore bodies, processing and power requirements whilst providing detailed reporting and analysis to operations teams and management. Together, the strategic partners are going to create a unique, standardized solution for the mining market. This shall simplify the use of renewable energy for mines and help provide a cost-effective and reliable power supply, especially for mine sites that operate off the grid.
The co-operation between juwi and Siemens has already resulted in the successful delivery of the solar power plant at Agnew Gold in Australia. The partnership also provides hybrid power to Australia’s largest and oldest marine research station on the Great Barrier Reef. Heron Island now uses juwi Hybrid IQ to combine solar with a redox flow battery to replace Diesel fuel. Both projects showcase the next generation of hybrid systems and enable mine sites to significantly lower their carbon footprint and their cash operating costs.
Source: IWR Online, 25 Nov 2019