Geoff Hobley, General Manager Remote Energy at EDL, talks about the future of sustainable energy at mine sites and mine decarbonisation. Geoff also discusses the increased uptake of renewables by mining companies and the challenges faced when delivering these projects. A sustainable future for mining, Energy and Mines Magazine, Issue 42, June 2022Read more
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Sustainable energy producer EDL has flipped the switch on its Jabiru Hybrid Renewable Power Station, giving the remote Northern Territory township of Jabiru a flying start into its future as an ecologically sustainable tourism and services hub for the region. EDL CEO James Harman said the new 11.4MW solar-battery-diesel power station had replaced the town’s…Read more
Works on the Jabiru Hybrid Renewable Project will get underway from 15 June 2021, starting with site clearing and preparation for the construction of the new power station and solar farm.Read more
Global distributed energy producer EDL’s Agnew Hybrid Renewable Project in Western Australia has edged out competition from around the world to be named Engineering Solution of the Year at the 2020 Global Energy Awards.Read more
Leading energy producer EDL and global miner Gold Fields were joint winners at the Australian Engineering Excellence Awards for 2020, as their Agnew Hybrid Renewable Project was hailed as “a significant step forward in hybrid renewable energy engineering at scale”.Read more
Global energy producer EDL has successfully completed the 56MW Agnew Hybrid Renewable Project for Gold Fields’ Agnew Gold Mine in remote Western Australia.
All five wind turbines are now up and running and successfully integrated into Australia’s largest hybrid renewable microgrid, and the first in the country to power a mine with wind-generated electricity on a large scale. In favourable weather conditions, the project has delivered up to 70% of Agnew’s power requirements with renewable energy.
Sustainable energy producer EDL has been awarded $243,000 by the West Australian Government’s Renewable Hydrogen Fund towards its study to produce hydrogen from renewable energy sources, as the first step towards totally displacing diesel and gas to power remote sites.Read more
This ABC News story on the Agnew Hybrid Renewable Project outlines the challenges of delivering renewable energy solutions in remote regions as the wind farm components are transported from China, to Geraldton in Western Australia, then 630km inland to the goldfields regionRead more