09 NOVEMBER 2018
We commenced construction of an off-grid renewable energy project
In May 2018, we commenced construction of an off-grid renewable energy project to offset gas consumption with solar at our Cannington operation’s power station.
The six hectare farm is a solar/gas hybrid power supply and represents our first solar installation.
This will supply clean and reliable renewable energy while preventing between 4,000 and 6,000 tonnes of GHG emissions per year, which contributes to the objectives of our Climate Change Strategy.
The three megawatts of electricity generated will supply the mine’s accommodation village and airport,
with the surplus electricity supporting the mining and processing operations at Cannington.
The cost to install and operate the solar farm will be offset by lower fuel costs, which makes it an economically viable solution for the operation.
Electricity supply from the solar farm is expected to commence in FY19.