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Grootegeluk Complex will derive long term sustainable benefits; clean electricity supply, energy cost and a reduced carbon footprint.
Which energy options are best suited for mining operations? Will mines ever operate on 100% renewable energy?
While there is an abundance of these energy sources on the African continent, they are not as reliable as the public is made to believe.
The solar plant at the mine has the potential to provide around 20% of South Deep’s average electricity consumption.
The project is primarily intended to protect the Blanket gold mine from any further deterioration in the electricity supply situation.
Mining is large contributor to global warming through its use of fossil fuels and is facing increased pressure to move towards renewable energy.
The world is rapidly moving towards sustainable sources of energy and renewable energy is at the forefront of this evolution.