Microgrids create a power shift for miners

Mining Magazine EMEA editor Craig Guthrie talked to Scott Woodruff, director, Mining and Oil & Gas, at Rolls-Royce Power Systems, about how microgrids can help build stability and resilience for mining companies.

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Schematic of a mining operation’s microgrid

Mining companies operating in remote areas, or in jurisdictions with unreliable domestic utilities, were the first to experiment with microgrids to become more self-sufficient in power generation.