Exploring the energy mix within the mining industry
The mining industry is undergoing a meaningful energy transition – from traditionally relying on diesel for power generation to moving towards renewable and alternative fuel solutions. Driven by the world’s leading mining companies committing to net-zero [carbon dioxide (CO2)] emissions by 2050, there has been significant investment in electrification of equipment, energy efficient processes, hybrid energy systems and on-site power generation across the sector.
At Aggreko we have witnessed these changes – particularly during the past few years – as greener technologies have gone from being boardroom discussions to being adopted at the coal face. Where traditionally the sector was reluctant to adopt new technologies, many mining companies are embracing the energy transformation.
As power generation for mining has become more complex, we have tailored our solutions to simplify and de-risk these decisions for our customers. Using a combination of diesel, gas, solar, battery storage and additional future technologies, we’re able to assist miners to reduce carbon emissions while increasing overall energy efficiency. Our modular equipment – combined with our “build, own and operate” model – is allowing us to flex to suit the requirements of every mine through its entire lifecycle, or for part of it as and when needed.
In this webinar we explore the current state of the energy mix within the mining industry and also look towards the future.
Global Head of Mining
Rod Saffy is the Global Head of Mining for Aggreko. Rod started with Aggreko in 2013 as an Area General Manager in the AusPac region, before quickly climbing the ranks to his current global position with the company. He is a business management professional with extensive experience in sales leadership, project management and engineering. Having managed some extremely large teams of more than 250 employees, Rod has developed a high level of skill in people management, business and strategic mana