TORONTO, ON–(Marketwired – September 15, 2015) – Energy and Mines, an organization specialized in building connections between mining and renewable energy, is pleased to announce that Caterpillar is the Principal Sponsor of the upcoming 3rd annual Energy and Mines Toronto Summit taking place October 22-23. This high-caliber Summit is expected to see a record turnout of mining executives from major and junior mining operations who are looking to understand the costs, practicalities and finance solutions for integrating renewable energy into their power supply. They will be joined by international renewable energy and finance experts who are interested in the opportunities to collaborate and invest in microgrid and utility-scale renewables for mines.
“We have participated as speakers and sponsors at previous Energy and Mines Summits in Toronto, Santiago, and Johannesburg, because we believe that these events provide excellent opportunities to share knowledge, perspectives, goals and lessons learned,” says Akram Elhenawy, Global Accounts Manager for Caterpillar Microgrid Solutions at Caterpillar Inc. “With our new microgrid solution for mines, we are combining the best available sustainable solutions with our traditional generator and turbine platforms and we look forward to discussing this with mining and renewables attendees in Toronto. At Caterpillar, we are committed to Powering Sustainable Progress. Everywhere. All the Time.”
“We are delighted to partner with Caterpillar on our Toronto Summit, where we are creating the ideal platform for mines and renewables experts to discuss the challenges and opportunities for collaboration on new energy solutions that bring down energy costs and provide reliable power for global mining operators,” commented Adrienne Baker, Director, Energy and Mines.
The agenda for Energy and Mines Toronto Summit includes 25 senior mining executives sharing their energy strategies, including representatives from Anglo America, AngloGold Ashanti, Avalon Rare Metals, Barrick Gold, Glencore, Hudbay Minerals, IAMGOLD, Kinross Gold, Kirkland Lake Gold, Lake Shore Gold, MGX Minerals, Rio Tinto, Roxgold, Rubicon Metals, Stornoway Diamond, Teck, TMAC Resources, U3O8 Corp, and Western Copper and Gold.
Along with the latest case studies of renewable energy projects for mining operators, the event focuses on critical topics for mines and renewables attendees including financing solutions, and building energy partnerships with key stakeholders including First Nations communities reliant on diesel.
As mentioned, Caterpillar is the Principal Sponsor of the Summit and is joined by leading renewable energy providers who are also supporting the event including Pattern Development, Canadian Solar, Canada Clean Fuels, Northland Power, SolarReserve and Tugliq.
About Energy and Mines
Energy and Mines is focused on driving affordable and sustainable energy solutions for the global mining sector through high-level Summits, research reports and information-sharing on its hub site. This Summit is part of a global series of events organized by Energy and Mines to draw links between the mining and renewables sectors and drive solutions that help address mining’s energy challenge for affordable, secure and sustainable power. Alongside the Toronto Summit, the company organizes events in London (January, 28-29, 2016), Santiago (May 2016) and Johannesburg (June 2016). www.energyandmines.com.