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Electric Mine Simulation

The ‘Electric Mine Simulation’ crowd challenge is a joint challenge launched in partnership with the Electric Mine Consortium (EMC), OZ Minerals’ Think & Act Differently ideas incubator and Unearthed. This eight-week online challenge invites companies and individuals from around the world to propose an approach to designing an open architecture, mine design simulation platform that can initially be used to compare a fully electric underground mine with its traditional diesel powered equivalent. 
 
Electrification of mine sites is a critical step change needed for the mining industry to achieve a zero carbon future. Switching to electric and renewable energy represents a transformational shift that will change the way mines are designed. This challenge is about using simulation to understand the impacts of electrification on mine design and through this challenge the EMC is looking to find innovators who can help do this.  

The eight-week online challenge invites companies and individuals from around the world to propose an approach to designing an open architecture, mine design simulation platform that can initially be used to compare a fully electric underground mine with its traditional diesel powered equivalent.

A selected cohort from this challenge will join the Think & Act Differently incubator and be supported in developing a demonstration of their solution.  

Find out more about the challenge.

About the Think & Act Differently ideas incubator
The incubator program is a supportive environment that includes; funding, mentoring, opportunities for collaboration, capability uplift and exposure to mining data and mining operations from across the EMC members.

About the Electric Mine Consortium
OZ Minerals, IGO, South 32, Blackstone Minerals, Evolution Mining, Barminco and Goldfields have committed to significantly reducing their carbon footprint. These seven mining companies along with a number of partner companies, have come together to form the Electric Mine Consortium, a collaborative group seeking to accelerate progress towards a fully electrified zero carbon and zero particulates mine.