Energy Management System Overview: New Afton Mine

Case Study Snapshot

Industry: Mining

Energy Management System (EnMS) guidance/standard: CAN/CSA-ISO 50001

Key driver for EnMS: Cost reduction

Improvement focus: Energy efficiency for mine production and operations

Location: New Afton Mine, Kamloops, British Columbia, Canada

Product(s): Gold and copper

2014 expected annual energy savings:

9 gigawatt-hours

Payback period: Typically less than two years

Employees: About 400

Energy sources: Electricity, natural gas, diesel fuel, gasoline, propane and explosives

2014 energy objective: To implement projects to improve energy performance with savings equivalent to 3 percent of the 2012 energy consumption

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