We constantly hear about operators noticing increases in energy costs and look for ways to reduce OpEx.
Cost control is a common challenge and you are most certainly not alone!
Here are some thoughts which could help:
Have you thought about leveraging the data you already have to gleam insights and make predictions?
You can get a high return on your data assets by reducing costs.
How about linking energy consumption to geology?
You can incorporate specific enegery (kWh/t) as a field in the block model to reduce energy costs through optimised plans.
How about reducing drill & blast costs whilst simultaneously increasing throughtput?
You can improve plant performance with a digital twin to optimise reagent consumption. This means reagent dosages can be automatically matched to incoming rock type and grind size to optimise recovery.