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What's in a number? The economics of battery power in underground mining

By: MacLean Engineering Views: 1823Downloads: 7
Author: Stuart Lister, Director of Marketing & Communications, MacLean EngineeringWhitepaper/Case Study

The drivers pushing mining companies to seriously look at the EV transition encompass a broad range of benefits – reduced ventilation requirements (30-50% less) and associated energy costs, elimination of diesel fuel costs (tens of thousands of dollars per EV unit, per year), reduced maintenance costs (some 25% fewer parts on EV propulsion vs. diesel propulsion rigs), elimination of diesel fine particular matter in the underground environment, and last but definitely not least - less noise, vibration and heat for miners operating the equipment underground. So how do you quantify the operational savings?

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