Announcements: Projects & PPAs

In this sections solar and wind projects and PPAs between mining companies and power producers are announced. When the project is built it is transfered to the Plant Database. This section is still a DRAFT version.

Solar & wind energy

Coober Pedy - (c) Sourceable
Coober Pedy - (c) Sourceable

Application: mining (opal mine)

Country: Australia

Location: Coober Pedy, SA

Renewable Energy: Wind & Solar

Type: wind-solar-diesel-hybrid

RE- capacity: 2 MWp PV, 3 MW wind 

Status: completion is anticipated for mid-2017

Operated by: Energy Developments Limited (EDL)

Installer / EPC: Energy Developments Limited (EDL)

Inverters:

Hybrid-controllers:

Modules/turbines:

Comment: Supported by the Australian Renewable Energy Agency (ARENA)

 

Source: ARENA

Solar energy

Application: Mining (gold mine)

Country: South Africa

Location: Deep South Mine

Renewable energy: solar

Type: grid-connected

RE-capacity: 40 MWp

Status: planned

Operated by: TBD

Installer / EPC: TBD

Comment: Tender process run by Gold Fields and Carbon War Room. Option for storage.

 

Source: Mining Weekly

 

Application: Mining (vanadium mine)

Country: Australia

Location: Mount Peake Vanadium Project (Northern Territory)

Renewable energy: solar

Type: PV-diesel+storage

RE-capacity: 

Status: planned

Operated by: TBD

Installer / EPC: Energy Made Clean (EMC)

Comment: EMC has signed a non-binding MOU with strategic metals company TNG, to evaluate and implement energy supply options for its 100%-owned Mount Peake Vanadium Project, including the potential supply of a solar power system suitable to run with a Vanadium Redox Battery (VRB) system.

 

Source: REneweconomy

 

Application: Mining (nickel mine)

Country: Australia

Location: Nova nickel mine in Fraser Range, Western Australia

Renewable energy: solar

Type: PV-diesel-hybrid

RE-capacity: 7 MWp

Status: Construction start unclear

Operated by: TBD

Installer / EPC: Zenith Pacific and Solea AG

Comment: 7 MWp and 20 MW diesel; this is believed to be the solar-diesel hybrid project in Australia to be built without any government subsidies

 

Source: ABC

 

Application: Mining (Gold mines)

Country: South Africa

Location: near Driefontein

Renewable energy: solar

Type: apparently grid-connected

RE-capacity: 150 MWp

Status: planned for 2017

Operated by: TBD

Installer / EPC:

Comment: Sibanye Gold Ltd intends to become energy-independent over the next few years. Additional plans to build a coal-fired power plant.

 

Source: Bloomberg

 

(c) and courtesy of Laing O’Rourke
(c) and courtesy of Laing O’Rourke

Application: Mining (gas / LNG)

Country: Australia

Location: Combabula, Queensland

Renewable Energy: PV

Type: PV-diesel-hybrid

RE-capacity: 134 KWp

Status: commissioning expected in 2014

Operated by: Laing O’Rourke / Australia Pacific LNG

Installer / EPC: Laing O’Rourke

Inverters: ABB

Hybrid-controllers:

Modules/turbines: Sunpower

Comment: Redeployable hybrid power plant supported by ARENA; Australia Pacific LNG project is an incorporated joint venture project between Origin, ConocoPhillips and Sinopec that includes development of existing coal seam gas fields in the Surat and Bowen basins

Source: ARENA

(c) Sirroco
(c) Sirroco

Application: Mining (iodine mine)

Country: Chile

Location: Aguas Blancas

Renewable Energy: PV

Type: on-grid

RE-capacity: 8.8 MWp

Status: commissioning expected for 2015

Operated by: Etrion

Installer / EPC: Etrion

Inverters:

Modules/turbines:

Comment: PPA from Atacama Minerals, owned by Canada-based mining company Sirroco; mine to be sold; project delayed due to low iodine prices; project uncertain

 

Source: pv-tech

Kalgold mine - (c) Harmony Gold
Kalgold mine - (c) Harmony Gold

Application: Mining (molybdenum mine)

Country: South Africa

Location: Mafikeng, North West Province

Renewable Energy: PV

Type:

RE-capacity: 18 MWp

Status: under evaluation

Operated by: Harmony Gold

Installer / EPC:

Inverters:

 

Modules/turbines:

Comment: Plans announced in 2012, no reports of progress

 

Source: Bloomberg

(c) Newmont
(c) Newmont

Application: Mining (gold mine)

Country: Australia

Location: Tanami

Renewable Energy: PV

Type: 

RE-capacity: 8-10 MWp

Status: under evaluation

Operated by: 

Installer / EPC:

Inverters:

Modules/turbines:

Comment: Identified by Newmont as number one opportunity in solar energy

 

Source: Newmont

Wind energy

Application: Mining (gold and silver mine)

Country: Chile

Location: Cerro Bayo gold and silver mine

Renewable energy: wind

Type: wind-diesel-hybrid

RE-capacity: 1.8 MW

Status: planned for 2015

Operated by: Rame Energy

Installer / EPC: Rame Energy

Comment:  PPA from Compañia Minera Cerro Bayo Limitada, owned by Mandalay Resources Limited

 

Source: COSPP

 

Oyu Tolgoi (c) Rio Tinto Alcan
Oyu Tolgoi (c) Rio Tinto Alcan

Application: Mining (copper and gold mine)

Country: Mongolia

Location: Oyu Tolgoi

Renewable Energy: Wind

Type: on-grid

RE-capacity: 102 MW

Status: targeted f2015

Operated by:

Installer / EPC: Qleantech

Inverters:

Modules/turbines:

Comment: investment backed by Happy Wind, a Swedish investment company; mine operated by Rio Tinto

 

Source: Nikkei Asian Review

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