Decarbonization and Electrification | Sudbury Workshop Series

Now a year and a half after the publication of Recommended Practices for Battery Electric Vehicles in Underground Mining, and while mining companies are moving to deploy BEVs and their supporting infrastructure in the underground mine environment, we need to identify any gaps in industry knowledge and build an industry plan to develop solutions.

Some questions to consider:

  • What are the next steps in increasing electrification strategies? Unless a mine has gone fully electric, there is more opportunity for improvement to the electrification process. Even at fully electric, the energy demands of an electric mine are high. Are there opportunities to improve the energy efficiency?
  • How will electrification look as grid loads increase? Electrification requires more energy demand, and for some mines, this can lead to additional requirements. Do mines need to work with energy suppliers to ensure that the demand for energy is feasible? In places where brown outs are commonplace, what does the mine need to do to be prepared for outages?

Participants will identify key actions and needs to support the industry’s evolution of the electric mine underground, and build a timeline of work to address your most pressing needs.



April 30, 2024
8:30 AM – 4:30 PM


Lionel E. Lalonde Centre: 239 Montée Principale, Grand Sudbury, ON P0M 1B0