Tag: Cold Climates
Raglan Mine: Canada’s First Industrial-Scale Wind and Energy Storage Facility
The decision to install a three-megawatt wind turbine at Glencore’s Raglan Mine came after nearly five years of careful investigation, assessment, and analysis, says Jean-Francois Verret, director of strategy, projects, and public affairs. Because of the Arctic conditions at the mining site, which sits on the Ungava Peninsula in Nunavik, roughly 1,800 kilometres north of Montreal, gathering in-depth data was an essential first step. (more…)
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Building a Wind Farm in Arctic Conditions: Rio Tinto’s Diavik Mine.
By Elizabeth Judd, Canadian Clean Energy Conferences
Finding a way to power the Diavik Diamond Mine in Canada’s northwest territories, an area where the thermometer can plunge to -50 degrees Celsius (more…)