ELECTRIC MINE OPERATIONAL KNOWLEDGE SHARING PLATFORM

The project will create a neutral platform to share operational data for electric surface and underground equipment. The industry can use this information to accelerate innovation and adoption.

ABOUT THE PROJECT

As the testing and deployment of electric equipment is increasing, GMG members identified the need for a greater shared understanding around its use. 

In response to this need, this project was launched with the aim of developing a neutral platform to capture and share performance data, industry learnings, knowledge, and experiences. 

This intention will be to develop agreement and alignment within the industry on what valuable information on operational performance and handling requirements relating to electric equipment for surface and underground production should be widely accessible. This information will then be stored in a neutral database that all mining stakeholders can access. 

WHY IS THIS VALUABLE?

  • The more companies willing to share their data and experiences, the greater the knowledge base for other companies to use when determining how electric equipment could best be integrated into their operations. 
  • Implementing electric equipment will bring down carbon tax costs and can help companies to their goal of net zero emissions.  
  • Data collection on electric equipment use can be used to accelerate development
  • Sharing data can help more mining companies invest in electric equipment, which can bring down costs.  

GET INVOLVED

    PROJECT ACTIVITIES

    2021 Jan | Electric Mine WG Steering Committee Meeting

    During the call it was identified that there are options for potential funding of the platform, the next step being to define the RFP. 

    2020 Aug | Defining KPIs and Platform to store information

    Click here to access the latest draft of the KPIs that have been identified by the Project Leaders. It includes Cycle Time (BEV vs Diesel), Number of Cycles per Shift, Availability and Utilization , Charge Time vs Swap, Number of charges per shift , Maintenance time to repair, among many more! The project team will be reaching out to companies to share information and define platform to store information.

    2020 Jul | Project presentation at The Electric Mine Working Group virtual meeting

    Project leader presented the latest updates about the project and share the KPIs that have been developed. To access the material, please click here.

    2020 Jun | Survey Results

    GMG conducted an industry research to define priorities for the GMG Electric Mine Operational Knowledge Sharing Platform project. To access the summary, please click here.

    2020 May | Virtual Workshop

    The second workshop had a same dynamic as the first workshop to ensure participation across the globe. All input was analyzed and condensed with the first workshop into a single document. To access the information, click here.

    2020 May | Project launch

    Participants were gathered to brainstorm the KPIs that would be included in the platform. Some considerations are around information about the daily cycle and time usage in comparison to diesel, identifying what information should available in real time, information or metrics for comparing charging strategies, information for assessing and updating charging infrastructure, information on heat generation, and training information for operators, safety personnel and maintenance technicians.

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