Over 60 Chilean mining leaders to participate in Renewables and Mining Summit


Nelson Pizarro Contador, CEO of Codelco is the keynote presenter at this timely Summit focused on reducing operational expenses for mines by integrating renewables. This is the 4th Summit on this topic by Energy and Mines, a Canadian company focused on bringing affordable and reliable power solutions to the global mining sector.

Mr. Pizarro Contador of Codelco will be joined by over 60 senior mining executives including representatives from Anglo American, Barrick Gold, Cerro Bayo, Constanza, Codelco, Collahuasi, Freeport-McMoRan Inc., Goldcorp, Glencore, Lumina Copper Minera Rafaela, Mandalay Resources, Nyrstar, Teck, and Vale.

Hatch, the Principal Sponsor of the Summit, will present on the business case and practicalities of integrating renewables into a mine's power supply. "We are pleased to be supporting and participating in the Summit and see excellent potential for further partnerships between mining and renewables in Chile where energy risk is a major concern for mine operators," says Rob Lydan, Director of Solar and Wind for Hatch.

Rijn Capital Chile, the Santiago-based renewables developer is a Main Sponsor of the Summit and General Manager Jorge Amiano will present on its experience working with local mines and building a project portfolio of 500 MW of solar in Chile. "We see a great opportunity of potential cooperation available between mining and renewable energy companies. Despite its different size, mindset, and history, renewables has many positive things to offer to mining companies such as certain and competitive energy price and sustainable energy through environmental and community friendly projects," comments Amiano.

SunEdison is the first renewable energy developer to complete a utility-scale solar project for a mine in Chile with its 100 MW project for CAP. They are also a Main Sponsor of this important event which will outline further opportunities for utility-scale collaboration between mining and renewables. Global EPC Black & Veatch is also a Main Sponsor and will be presenting on solar solutions for the Chilean mining sector.