A combination of economic pressures, technological advances and higher awareness of available options is driving many industries’ interest in saving kilowatts – including the mining industry.
In this composite feature in Engineering and Mining Journal’s March issue Golder Associates’ Senior Environmental Scientist, Ruth Fain, and Energy and Carbon Lead, Dave Mercer, argue that one of the best ways for mining companies to cut operating costs while also making operations more efficient is to identify and eliminate sources of wasted energy.
The feature article discusses the challenges that operators face in reducing costs and the ways in which they can become more energy efficient. Fain and Mercer explain how Golder addressed these issues during an energy audit for one of its Central Asian mining clients and argue that operators are likely to benefit greatly from harnessing new technologies and energy efficiency measures. They also highlight that, over the last few years, energy efficiency in mining technology has increased significantly.
Read the full feature article published in Engineering and Mining Journal.