Schneider Electric

Power Generation and Electrical Distribution for High Altitude Lithium Mine

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The choice of the power generation and electrical network architecture have a major impact on the total cost of mining power systems and the availability of an electrical power supply. To optimise the power system’s total cost and its impact on availability, different options taking into consideration the effect of altitude, need to be evaluated.

This paper outlines recommendations for establishing an optimised flexible power generation and electrical network architecture, illustrated by a case study of a lithium mine located at high altitude.