Energy Performance Management
New Gold Inc. (New Afton Mine), located in Kamloops, British Columbia, has ISO 50001 certification and is continuously monitoring, tracking, evaluating and verifying energy performance of its gold and copper mining facilities. New Afton Mine demonstrates its commitment to energy management through sustainable mining practices including, employee awareness and energy management information systems. These efforts have achieved a savings of nearly 4000 gigajoules of energy annually.
Integrated Energy Efficiency Strategy
Barrick-Hemlo which operates underground and open pit mines in Ontario, has implemented a strategy with a suite of energy reducing projects in its mining operations since 2011. In doing so, Barrick-Hemlo has reduced energy consumption and its environmental footprint. As a result of the company’s commitment to energy performance, they have managed to identify 10 000 megawatt hours (MW/h) per year in energy savings, trim its operating costs, and increase revenue by more than $5.7 million per year.
The Government of Canada works in partnership with industry through the Canadian Industry Program for Energy Conservation (CIPEC) to promote energy efficiency and improve productivity – helping to reduce costs and greenhouse gas emissions (GHG) in the industrial sector. The 2014 CIPEC awards recognize 10 recipients in six categories for their leadership in improving energy efficiency through responsible energy use.