Renewables in Australian mining industry

Last Modified: Mon Apr 30 2018 04:56:20 GMT+0530 (India Standard Time)
  • 3 MW
    Solar farm that South32 announced for its Cannington mine in Queensland. SunSHIFT will provide its re-deployable solar solution. Once complete, this will be the second largest solar project for a remote, off-grid Australian mine.
  • 3 - 4 MW
    solar farm that Image Resources will invest in at its Boonanarring mine and processing plant. This ‘behind the meter’ solution will deliver around 25% of the facilities electricity needs.
  • 3 MW
    solar, wind and battery storage capacity that Advanced Energy Resources (AER) will build and supply under a long term Power Purchase Agreement to GMA Garnet mines in Western Australia. The $8 million project will initially supply nearly 70 per cent of the mine’s electricity requirements and transition Perth based GMA Garnet into becoming supplied by 100 per cent renewable energy.
  • 10.6 MW
    generation capacity of the operational solar farm at Sandfire Resources's Degrussa copper mine in Western Australia. The project also includes 6 MW of battery storage.
  • 1.2 MW
    generation capacity of an operational solar plant at Rio Tinto's Weipa bauxite mine in Queensland.
  • ?
    TBD power purchase agreement that Oz Minerals plans to sign up for its Prominent Hill and Carrapateena mines in South Australia.
  • 120 kW
    Capacity of a portable solar system that SunSHIFT has set up to power the Century Zinc Mine, a New Century Resources site located in Queensland. The system will supply power to the mine and zinc processing site for less than $120/MWh under a flexible power purchase agreement - a fraction of the $400/MWh New Century Resources has been paying to run diesel equipment.
  • ?
    TBD capacity that Copper Mines of Tasmania (CMT) will build in keeping with its ambitious plan to make Mt Lyell on Tasmania’s west coast Australia’s first zero-emissions mine through investments in electrification and renewables.