Siemens and German renewable energy developer juwi have entered into a strategic technology partnership to focus on microgrids in the mining industry.
The signed agreement between the two companies aim to roll-out and continually develop the advanced microgrid control system that enables the seamless integration of power from renewable energy to a mine’s off-grid power supply.
The Siemens Sicam based microgrid control platform is a proven and tested technology which is the basis for juwi’s Hybrid IQ microgrid controller. juwi, on the other hand, brings industry-specific domain know-how and an excellent track record of planning and executing renewable energy projects at mine sites.
The solution adapts to changing ore bodies, processing and power requirements whilst providing detailed reporting and analysis to operations teams and management. Together, the strategic partners create a unique, standardized solution for the mining market. This will simplify the use of renewable energy for mines and help provide a cost-effective and reliable power supply, especially for mine sites that operate off the grid.
Source: Smart Energy International