Energy storage project for platinum mine

Anglo American Platinum announced recently that Primus Power will be installing eight EnergyPod battery systems at the Amandelbult mine, in Limpopo. The energy storage project at Amandelbult deepens the ongoing partnership between the companies. Having first invested in Primus Power through the Platinum Group Metals Development Fund (PGMDF) in 2014, Anglo American Platinum is both a strategic investor in Primus and a supplier of the platinum group metals (PGMs) used as a catalyst on the titanium electrodes inside the EnergyPod. The eight EnergyPods will provide Amandelbult with 200 kW of power and 1000 kWh of energy. These batteries are charged when demand for, and cost of grid electricity, is low. During times of peak, high cost electricity, the charged batteries release stored energy and reduce the mine’s load on the grid. Four EnergyPods are being tested at Eskom’s large-scale energy storage test facility in Rosherville, Johannesburg.

Contact Mpumi Sithole, Anglo American, Tel 011 373-6246, mpumi.sithole@angloamerican.com

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