Pave the Path for Green Mining via IoT and Energy Optimization

July 20, 2023

Electricity costs already account for 20 to 30 percent of operation costs and are rising. Driving new efficiencies in how electricity is used and managed will have a massive payoff for mining operations.

Mine energy efficiency begins and ends with the site’s power infrastructure and management. Using their field-proven solutions, Eaton can help you improve the bottom line while reducing scope 1 and 2 emissions, and keeping people and equipment safe.

For more than a century, mining operations all over the world have counted on Eaton’s solutions for hazard prevention and control, risk mitigation, and safer operations. Today, you can also rely on their technologies to support the energy transition and digital mining transformation built on a foundation of cybersecurity. 

Support safe and cybersecure mining by design

Safety in mining requires protecting people and equipment in the harshest conditions. Now, it also necessitates an unwavering focus on cybersecurity. Safe and secure designs are in Eaton’s DNA and their expansive portfolio of solutions will help you protect people, equipment and processes. 

Whether you’re operating above or underground, Eaton’s digital mining solutions can help solve complex communications needs and leverage their secure-by-design expertise—enabling your people to monitor equipment securely and remotely. And when people need to work on live equipment, Eaton’s arc flash safety and workforce training solutions offer incredible protection and the education your teams need.

Gain new efficiencies through mining IoT 

As infrastructure and transportation becomes more electrified, the potential to drive efficiencies and reduce costs will be greater – and the ability to monitor electric usage in real-time and over time will become even more important.

Through Eaton’s digital Brightlayer platform, they can help you create a scalable foundation for electric power monitoring that simplifies management of electricity usage, costs and available power sources. Eaton’s intelligent power and monitoring solutions can help you find fault conditions, keep power running and enable smarter energy decisions with data driven insights. With connected industrial lighting solutions, they can enable new maintenance efficiencies and stretch what’s possible when it comes to lighting in harsh and hazardous areas. Get the data-driven insights you need to predict, avert and solve problems before they impact your operations.

Apply modern controls to operate more sustainably 

Many of the world’s top miners have already committed to net zero emission by 2050. The good news is that there are novel opportunities to use self-generated power to meet increasing energy needs more locally, efficiently and sustainably. And the electric revolution creates new possibilities to dramatically reduce emissions. 

Gain the ability to integrate onsite renewables and energy storage with the intelligence of Eaton’s microgrid controller. And get started with a feasibility study that can help determine the best energy options to power your operations. When it comes to charging electric vehicles (EV), count on Eaton’s comprehensive EV charging infrastructure (EVCI) approach, which enables targeted investments that optimize what your existing energy infrastructure can support. 

No matter how you want to reduce emissions, Eaton can help power your operations far more sustainably. Their field-proven approach to microgrids, EVCI and intelligent power management will make it easier to reach your ESG targets. 



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