The 5th Annual Energy and Mines World Congress took place on November 27-29 at the Hilton Toronto. Since the first event in 2013, Energy and Mines have held 11 summits on alternative energy in mining. They were all in the key global mining markets of Canada, South America, the UK, South Africa, and Australia.

Clearly, this year’s summit aimed to provide energy professionals with a comprehensive understanding of the mining industry. In fact, it included workshops and sessions on the challenges of carbon and energy in mining. Other key themes included the risk associated with greenhouse gas emissions regulations and insecurities around energy use. Also, another theme included the cost and supply as well as the strategic role of carbon emission in shaping energy innovation in mining.

The summit highlighted realizing energy and carbon savings with mining microgrids, digitization, and electrification for integrating renewables and harnessing the potential of digital technology. In addition, the 2017 Agenda also outlined Natural Resources Canada’s Clean Growth in Natural Resource Sectors Program initiative. Moreover, it summarized its funding opportunities to the mining sector to reduce energy consumption and GHG emission.

Speakers at the Energy and Mines World Congress

Senior representatives from Barrick Gold, Natural Resources Canada, Goldcorp, B2Gold, Newmont, Anglo American, The World Bank, Kinross Gold, New Gold, IAMGOLD, AngloGold Ashanti, ArcelorMittal, Teck Resources, Victoria Gold, Erdene Resources, Fortune Minerals, Bloomberg New Energy Finance, The Carbon Disclosure Project, The Mining Association of Canada, Cisco, as well as Avalon Advanced Materials, were among the 50+ speakers.

Energy and Mines World Congress was 2+ days of beneficial networking with senior mining, energy, finance, and government representatives. It was an essential platform to hear the latest international case studies on renewables and alternative power options for remote mines.

Click here to download the congress brochure.

Click here to download the Market Annual Report of Energy and Mines on How Carbon is shaping energy for mines.

Phoventus, a Renewable Power and Energy Storage advisory and engineering services firm, is pleased to announce the opening of its Redwood California Office.

Our Redwood California office

We are excited to open our newest office in Redwood California.


Phoventus is an engineering and consulting firm specializing in solar, wind energy, and energy storage. In fact, our team is now backed up by solid local experience in California.

We continue to experience significant interest from clients for feasibility engineering technical and advisory services in support of the Energy Storage market and ongoing Solar Re-powering. Moreover, it is clear to Phoventus that the California market is a durable, long-term market for these projects and our services.

The fact remains that clients need to see local support for their projects. This is especially important in this time of social distance and reduced mobility. Our team is confident our new location in the Bay area helps advance these client interests while maintaining the quality of service they have come to expect.

About Phoventus (

With offices in Toronto and California, Phoventus is an engineering and advisory consultant to the distributed energy market. Above all, it offers value-added services to renewable power and energy storage developers and end-users. The firm provides services through all stages of a project’s life-cycle, starting with early-stage environmental, technical and financial feasibility assessments through to developer risk management and safeguarding the interests of power producers/operators and long-term ownership stakeholders.

The Phoventus management team has advised on more than 500 renewable energy projects globally. Also, Canadian Power Engineers is the newest member of the family and a wholly-owned division of Phovetus Inc.

Share article on social media or email:

View article via PDF  PRINT