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The Electric Mine Consortium

The EMC is a growing group of leading mining and service companies. These companies are driven by the imperative to accelerate progress towards the fully electrified zero CO2 and zero particulates mine.

In the short time since the establishment, the consortium’s membership has grown almost two-fold. They have mobilized over 40 ongoing equipment trials in 15 different locations. Recently the EMC have partnered with AWS to build the world’s first global mining data platform and earlier this year they launched a major global mine simulation crowd challenge with Unearthed and Oz Minerals.

EMC current participating companies
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Our Working Groups

There is a growing, immediate demand for low emissions solutions, with technology and manufacturing capacity in many cases constraining the supply response. The EMC is emerging as a key vehicle for the decarbonisation of the mining industry and will remain responsive to the rapidly changing external environment.

Energy Supply & Storage

Mine scale energy storage technologies are not yet operationally or economically proven in mining. This working group aims to test mine scale remote energy storage through installation of multiple technologies across 5+ sites.

Focus areas include:

  • Energy supply
  • Energy storage

Mine Design & Infrastructure

Traditional asset design does not enable the realisation of the full benefits of mine electrification. This working group is simulating a range of mines and mining methods to establish electrification performance benchmarks, a business case and future mine designs.

Focus areas include:

  • Mine design
  • Electrical infrastructure
  • Simulation

Policy & Skills

Existing policy settings fall short of encouraging technology investment at the speed necessary to achieve emissions targets. This workstream is dedicated to addressing these challenges head-on, promoting progressive policy change and studying future skills needed for a greener future for mining.

Focus areas include:

  • Policy influences for decarbonisation
  • Skills gap analysis

Equipment & Data

Current commercial availability of zero-emission vehicles is scarce, with understanding of operating assumptions and costs still in their early stages. This workstream aims to explore feasibility of these vehicles through a range of site and platform trials.

Focus areas include:

  • Underground vehicles
  • Light and auxiliary vehicles
  • Surface and long haul
  • Data


This workstream, striving for an in-depth understanding, aims to proficiently measure and appraise low-carbon solutions in the face of rapid policy changes, facilitating a clearer path to emission reduction.

Focus areas include:

  • Carbon disclosure
  • Carbon decisions


The Electric Mine Consortium and International Mining Events, convener of The Electric Mine conference series, work in a collaborative partnership to further the goals of mine electrification.