Solar strengthens Otjikoto's sustainability efforts

MM caught up with B2Gold’s senior vice-president of operations, Bill Lytle, to discuss the recent opening of a solar power plant at the company’s Otjikoto mine in Namibia

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If the solar plant is unable to deliver enough power, then the microgrid will automatically turn on the cheapest generator

Up until early April this year, the Otjikoto mine, which achieved commercial production in February 2015, was powered by heavy fuel oil (HFO) diesel generators.

The open-pit gold mine ob...