SOURCE: Energy and Mines

Energy and Mines

November 19, 2015 15:23 ET

Energy and Mines and Sunshine for Mines, an Initiative of Rocky Mountain Institute and Carbon War Room, Announce Partnership for Upcoming London Summit

LONDON, UNITED KINGDOM--(Marketwired - November 19, 2015) - Energy and Mines, the leading information source and networking platform for renewables for mines, and Rocky Mountain Institute and Carbon War Room, an independent non-profit that merged in 2014 and which focuses on market-based, low-carbon energy solutions, are delighted to announce a strategic partnership for the upcoming Energy and Mines London Summit taking place on January 28-29 at the Hilton Tower Bridge.

Rocky Mountain Institute and Carbon War Room are hosting a half-day Sunshine for Mines workshop in association with Energy and Mines London Summit, which will bring together senior mining executives and renewables experts to develop collaborative solutions for accelerating deployment of onsite renewables for mines. The focus of this workshop is on breaking down the barriers preventing development of renewable energy systems at mining sites.

"We have been delighted to have Carbon War Room present at our international Summits previously and this collaboration in London is the natural next step," commented Adrienne Baker, Director of Energy and Mines. "The work that RMI-CWR is doing through its Sunshine for Mines initiative is critical to the development of renewables for mines and we are delighted to be partnering with them."

"Mines have a tremendous business opportunity to make solar PV a significant core part of their energy portfolio," said Jules Kortenhorst, CEO of Rocky Mountain Institute and Carbon War Room. "We are privileged to partner with Energy & Mines to convene the industry and collaboratively advance low-carbon energy solutions that support both mines' financial bottom lines and their reputation."

The Sunshine for Mines workshop, co-located with Energy and Mines London Summit, will offer short case studies on the work that RMI and Carbon War Room are doing with mining operators including Gold Fields to assess the technical and economic feasibility for renewable energy, and run a competitive procurement process. Its interactive format will also encourage feedback and questions from mining and renewables participants on this approach, and the opportunities for fostering further collaboration between the sectors.

This pre-Summit workshop will be followed by Energy and Mines high-caliber conference focusing on on the latest case studies from mines integrating renewables and offer detailed discussions on financing and implementing renewables for the mining sector. The agenda features senior executives from major mining houses and junior operations sharing their energy strategies, including representatives from Anglo American, Acacia, KGHM, Iberpotash, Banro, ICL UK, First Quantum Minerals, Gold Fields, Nordgold, Omya, Rio Tinto, Bacanora Minerals, Alecto Minerals, Berkeley Energy, Eurasia Mining and Alufer Mining. Along with the latest case studies of renewable energy projects for mines, the event includes critical insight from finance experts including senior representatives from Goldman Sachs, HSBC, IFC, BNP Paribas, and Impala Energy.

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