KPS has proven experience in developing, constructing, integrating, operating and optimising a hybrid energy solution in a mining environment, across multiple projects:
Sandfire Resources - DeGrussa Solar project
Our hybrid power station expertise was first developed in 2016 at Sandfire Resources’ DeGrussa Solar project; the largest diesel/solar/battery mine site power station in the world.
In total, KPS integrated 10.8MW of solar and 6MW of battery with 27MW of diesel generation. We overcame a series of technical and operating challenges to build a highly reliable and efficient operating hybrid power station.
Iluka Resources - Jacinth Ambrosia
Our hybrid power station at the Jacinth Ambrosia mine is a Diesel-Solar hybrid station complete with KPS’s proprietary Electric Turbo Compounding (ETC) technology (ETC recovers waste heat energy from the exhaust of our reciprocating engines and converts it to electrical power). The Jacinth Ambrosia hybrid power station also features an expandable 3.4MWp bi-facial, single tracking solar system, providing the mine with low-cost and highly reliable power. Significantly, diesel consumption will reduce by ~2 million litres and CO2e will reduce by ~5500 tonnes annually.