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Siemens and juwi announce partnership to focus on microgrids in mining

Siemens and juwi announce partnership to focus on microgrids in mining

November 15, 2019 - Siemens and the renewable energy developer juwi have joined forces to enter into a strategic technology partnership to focus on microgrids in the mining industry. The two companies aim to roll-out and continually develop a microgrid control system that enables the integration of power from renewable energy to a mine’s off-grid power supply. The Siemens Sicam based microgrid control platform is a 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 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.

The co-operation between juwi and Siemens has already resulted in the delivery of the solar power plant at Agnew Gold in Australia. The partnership also provides hybrid power to Australia’s marine research station on the Great Barrier Reef. Heron Island now uses juwi Hybrid IQ to combine solar with a redox flow battery to replace Diesel fuel. 

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