Energy Transition, Fleet Electrification

Problem Statement: What is the best alternative energy solution on mobile fleet to meet corporate GHG reduction targets.  

Objective: Simulate multiple haul truck electrification scenarios using Diesel powertrain with Trolley Assist, Battery Electric Haul trucks and Battery Electric Vehicle (BEV) with trolley Assist (Charging While Moving).  

Approach: Create an energy consumption baseline using data from the existing diesel haul trucks, then simulate a variety of electrification scenarios covering the range of unknowns inherent in the BEV haul truck development:

  • Modelled current life of mine (LoM) baseline, built mine plans and road networks from mine planning data.
  • Modelling the road network with a high-fidelity comprehension of energy consumption across all haul routes is critical to understanding any energy initiatives.
  • Modelled distinct decarb scenarios incorporating battery electric vehicles, and overhead/side-trolley systems.
  • Modeled battery size, battery charge rates, no. of charging stations, power on dynamic charging, speed, for each of the main technology options, resulting in thousands of scenarios.
  • Showed the impacts of the decarb scenarios on production, detailed cost breakdown, carbon abatement, and power demand (peak and average)
  • Identified vulnerabilities in the mine plan and electrical energy allowing to focus mitigation and future proofing.

Fleet Optimization

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