Mining and metals

The global climate agreement and decarbonising economies present both challenges and opportunities for the Australian mining and metals industries. Energetics works with boutique through to large multi-national mining and metal companies to understand future market scenarios and set up governance structures to manage energy and carbon risks and create competitive advantage. 

Xstrata Coal's success in addressing the energy efficiency program is in no small part attributable to Mary's knowledge, communications skill, critical thinking ability and work ethic.

Tony Egan, Xstrata Coal

Maximise the value from your energy spend

As miners focus on maximising the productivity of new and existing operations, companies should look to their energy usage for opportunities to improve their bottom line.  With an effective energy management program, energy consumption can be reduced by around 15-20%. 

Are onsite renewables an option for your business?

Energy costs are high and concerns are widespread that price volatility and supply shortfalls will continue. Many mining operations - both on- and off-grid - are exploring solar arrays or wind turbines. Coupled with high LGC prices and rapid advances in energy storage technologies, the business case is increasingly compelling.  Of course, new generation should be scoped for operations that are running efficiently so that unnecessary capacity is not installed. 

We can help you navigate industry-wide energy and carbon management challenges through:

  • downstream market analysis: providing long-term macro projections impacting mining and metals supply and demand, critical to your strategic planning

  • program management: providing additional skills to oversee projects, support and train your in-house experts to address the skilled labour shortage and allow you to focus on expansion projects

  • business case development for onsite renewable energy generation projects

  • performance improvement: identify and implement energy and carbon management solutions to maximise performance of new or existing sites

  • cost management: identifying cost and risk exposure, and sources of funding

  • compliance: streamlining reporting requirements, preparing clients for external audit and verification, and advising on the regulatory implications for expansion projects

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Customised data capture saves time and money

Energetics was engaged by Isaac Plains Coal Management to conduct an EEO assessment of the site to address compliance requirements under this program, identify opportunities to minimise the effect the project has on the environment, and to achieve its energy con...