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SOURCE: Energy and Mines

Energy and Mines

June 24, 2015 10:33 ET

SunEdison Takes a Lead Role in African Mining Summit to Support Mining Energy Solutions

OTTAWA, ON--(Marketwired - June 24, 2015) - Energy and Mines, an organization dedicated to building connections between mining and energy, is delighted to announce that SunEdison, the world's largest renewable energy development company, is a Principal Sponsor of the upcoming Renewables and Mining Summit & Exhibition taking place on July 1-2 in Johannesburg. This high-caliber Summit will bring together senior mining executives and renewable energy experts to discuss solutions for addressing mining's energy challenges in Africa related to power pricing and supply. This is the second year for this Summit which is expected to attract over 200 attendees from across the globe.

"SunEdison is very excited to participate in the Energy and Mines' Summit this year. Our participation shows our commitment to support mines across Africa as we are doing in other countries in the world. Renewable Energy is a compelling alternative for mines in Africa as it has become a competitive and reliable source of energy. SunEdison's financing capabilities combined with our technological expertise allow us to offer competitive PPAs and our ambition is to become the renewable energy partner for mines in Africa," says Enrique Collado, SunEdison General Manager for Africa. Noel Luhanga, senior legal counsel in South Africa, will be presenting a keynote presentation at the conference discussing the global developer's experience in overcoming project hurdles related to financing and implementing renewables for mines.

"We are delighted to have SunEdison's support for our second African Summit where we feel the opportunities for both utility-scale and micro-grid projects are growing in the mining sector which is experiencing severe power disruptions and also moving to more remote regions where diesel is the only power option," commented Adrienne Baker, Director of Energy and Mines.

Over 40+ mining leaders from major mining houses and junior operations including representatives from Diamond Corp, Glencore, De Beers, Gold Fields, IFM, Sibanye Gold, AngloGold Ashanti, Samancor Chrome, Exxaro, Kalagadi Manganese, Acacia Mining, Anglo American Platinum, Kumba Iron Ore, Anglo American, and Shanta Gold will participate in the Summit.The conference's mine-driven agenda reflects the most pressing concerns around the sector including energy security and pricing and showcases the very latest renewables projects for mine offtakers.

Click here for more details on the Summit.

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