The Electric Mine working group

This working group is a global community that aims to accelerate the adoption of all-electric technologies in mining, address the challenges associated with them, and share information on how they can enable safer, more efficient, productive, and cost-effective mines.

Why electric mines matter

The mining industry relies on fossil fuels, namely diesel, to drive business. However, they are expensive and limited resources and have been proven to pose health hazards. For example, diesel emissions are classified as ‘Group 1: carcinogenic to humans’ by the World Health Organization.

Electric mining technologies offer multiple advantages:

  • A safer work environment
  • Reduced energy costs
  • Minimized environmental impacts
  • Enhanced productivity, efficiency, and performance

While there are many benefits, there are also multiple challenges that come with them, including energy consumption modelling, operational and infrastructure adaptations, and change management.

Active Projects

The AI working group aims to facilitate a greater understanding of AI

Our objectives

The AI working group aims to facilitate a greater understanding of AI

Accelerate the advancement and adoption of electric mining technologies in underground and surface contexts by sharing data, best practices, models, and cross-learning.

Enable a global community of practice that includes operators, suppliers, subject matter experts, and leaders from inside and outside the industry to drive valuable conversations, share lived examples, and find collaborative solutions to key challenges.

Oversee projects that deliver high-quality information and guidance on electric mining technologies and designing electric mines

2023 Focuses

Electric Mining updates

Copyright © 2023 Global Mining Guidelines Group