The new MTU EnergyPack is a key component for improving the reliability and profitability of mine-site microgrids. It stores electricity from any source – diesel- or gas-powered gensets, wind turbines or solar panels – and delivers it when needed.
Designed as a scalable, all-in-one solution, the MTU EnergyPack is able to provide grid support services and can autonomously form a microgrid, enabling customers to operate independently during grid outages. The solution offers the flexibility to meet a multitude of needs: storage of wind and solar power in microgrids, uninterruptible power source (UPS), balancing peak loads, positive and negative control power, and many more. In addition, storage capacity can be adapted easily to individual power storage requirements.
The system can be integrated with existing power grids, making it easy to expand your capacity. A highly mobile, fully integrated plug-and-play design ensures fast, easy installation, reducing setup times and costs. As a result, power is available more quickly and at lower costs. By bringing power on-stream immediately, the MTU EnergyPack provides essential fast response capability for better power quality, black starts, frequency response and backup applications. The system offers comprehensive safety features, monitoring the batteries, fire alarm and extinguishing system. And a data logger provides access to our digital solutions, including remote monitoring, fast and reliable service support and – coming soon – further features such as predictive failure prevention and operational optimization.
Mining companies are forced to operate in more remote locations as resources become scarce. Off-grid solutions are crucial for mining operations. The MTU EnergyPack increases reliability of existing operations and the use of renewable energy resources.
Electricity costs represent an important share of a mine’s lifecycle costs. High electricity consumption is needed for mine site infrastructure, e.g. mining accommodation, crushing and milling processes, conveying or pumping and transport., More important than the cost of generating electricity is the reliability and capacity of supply, If any of the processes are interrupted by a power failure or capacity gap, the whole mine operation may come to a halt. Using our Microgrid solutions will increase renewable energy supply while providing greater reliability and capacity to the overall mining process.