There has been growing momentum in the energy sector, which seems to give credence to governments across the world’s commitment to transitioning to low-carbon economies. The promise to expand the existing network of Renewable Energy Development Zones (RED) and power corridors encouraging cleaner energy and including such placement in mining areas, not only to promote self-production by mines, but also sustainable rehabilitation.
Its chairman Cyril Ramaphosa said during the opening of the Investing in Africa Mining Indaba recently, that he implored mining entities to invest in sustainable energy resources. This sentiment has been echoed by Minister Gwede Mantashe and his Ministry of Mineral Resources and Energy (DMRE) in recent months.
Securing the various environmental benefits associated with mining and energy developments remains a challenge and, at times, restricts innovation in these sectors.
The industrial sector is responsible for 20% of total greenhouse gas emissions. The current context creates the opportunity to rethink our industries; building resilience and increasing competitiveness, while reducing emissions and paving the way for a carbon neutral future. Smart solutions that reduce energy consumption, improve productivity and help integrate renewable energy sources are available today.
The World Bank estimates that the production of minerals like graphite, lithium and cobalt will increase by 500% over the next three decades to meet the demand for clean energy technologies.
With this in mind, the Danfoss Drives office in South Africa has launched a Thought Leadership webinar series on the topic of energy efficiency in 2020. With the campaign’s resounding success with international audiences, the The webinar campaign has been extended to 2021. This year’s webinars will focus on technologies that optimize power consumption and longevity of drive components in the mining industry.
Learn more about Danfoss Green Restart series (https://bit.ly/38acL4T)
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Variable Speed Drives (VFDs) are expanding their use as the starter of choice, not only in applications requiring speed control, but also in applications requiring torque control and mechanical “soft starting”.
The VFD has the ability to perform active load sharing between multiple motors on the same operating system, allowing one VFD to assume the function of a master and others as follower, so when the master torque increases, the follower’s torque limit increases, allowing it to bring more torque to the load.
Danfoss Drives – Master Follower Applications – April 29 – https://bit.ly/30cDyt6
Danfoss Drives – Master Follower Applications – May 27 – https://bit.ly/38bYkNY
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This is where the transformation begins – in the way we heat, cool, connect and feed a growing population. Together with our customers, we are helping to make a greener and better future a reality.
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