Thursday 11th April, 2013 – 09:00-17:00, Grand Hyatt, Santiago, Chile
Join CRU and CESCO at the 2nd Mining Energy and Water Supply Summit for discussion on the implications of the energy and water crisis on the long term future of the Chilean mining sector.
"As Chile increases copper production, more pressure will be placed on energy and water resources. Chile’s north is the most important copper reserve in the world, it is also one of the world’s driest regions and far removed from Chile’s richest sources of hydro electricity in the south of the country.
Declining ore grades, green field and brown field expansion are all putting more pressure on Chile’s energy and water resources increasing technical difficulty, adding to costs and creating conflicts with political, social and environmental groups."
The 2nd Mining Energy and Water Supply Summit will re-convene on the 11th April 2013 to continue discussion and to seek solutions.
Topics to be discussed:
- Interconnection, captive generation and the electrical highway – perspectives from miners and utilities
- What role will renewable and nonconventional energy play in Chile’s energy market?
- Will power shortages and escalating energy costs cause mine executives to shelve investments toward the end of the decade?
- Nuclear energy in Chile – can fear and prejudice be overcome?
- What actions need to take place to stimulate Chile’s geo-thermal industry?
- Will Chilean shale gas reserves be a game changer for the mining industry?
- New technologies for coal based thermoelectric plants
- Can artificial lagoons provide a viable water cooling option in thermoelectric power stations?
- Exploring the economics of solar – is solar the most accessible solution for Chile?
*Discount for CRU Copper conference delegates
Part of CRU’s World Copper conference – the world’s biggest copper conference www.worldcopperconference.com