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Energize Hybrid energy supply for mining
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Hybrid energy supply for mining

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Juwi offers hybridised solar PV and thermal power plant solutions with full technology integration and engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) delivery. The company’s hybrid solutions offer a direct cost saving from reducing the use of fossil fuels, which can currently reach up to 50% of baseline fuel consumption. Another important financial benefit is the ability to forecast the future energy costs and the associated hedging against the volatility of the oil price, transport costs, exchange rates, and the costs of CO2.

Technical benefits include improved energy security, power quality (voltage and frequency), and resolution on the data monitoring of the power plant via  proprietary hybrid SCADA software. In 2016, the company commissioned the world’s largest off-grid hybrid power plant at the DeGrussa Copper-Gold mine in Western Australia. The plant includes solar PV of 10,6 MWp, and a 4 MW (1,8 MWh) Li-ion battery facility, which fully integrates with a pre-existing 19 MW diesel power station, and saves the mine 5-million l of diesel per year.

Contact Monya Bassingthwaighte, Juwi, Tel 021 831-6100, info@juwi.co.za

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