The Renewable Opportunity in Mining

Travis Lowder, Tisi Igogo

Research output: NRELPresentation


Renewable energy can provide mine operators with solutions to several of the challenges they face today, including energy costs, fossil fuel volatility, social license to operate, and meeting environmental, societal, and governance goals. However, the integration of wind, solar, storage, and other renewable technologies presents several technical barriers that are generally not well understood by the mining industry. Many of these barriers will require further research, development, demonstration, and deployment (RDD&D) before we see higher levels of renewables adoption in the mining industry.
Original languageAmerican English
Number of pages18
StatePublished - 2020

Publication series

NamePresented at the 2020 JISEA Virtual Meeting Webinar, 9 April 2020

NREL Publication Number

  • NREL/PR-6A50-76543


  • mining operations
  • opportunities and barriers to integration
  • renewables in mining
  • technologies in mining


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