Integration of wind power generation and storage to the Raglan mine power system
The Raglan Mine, owned by Glencore and located in Northern Québec (Nunavik), is powered by an off-grid power system consisting of over 20 generators that consume several thousand litres of diesel fuel per hour.
Tugliq Energy integrated two wind turbines on the Raglan Mine site as well as various storage systems including lithium-ion batteries, hydrogen fuel cells and a flywheel. The storage systems serve as a power reserve to offset the variation in wind generation and the reduction in the spinning reserve of the diesel plant generators. As a result, this makes it easier to integrate two wind turbines to the Raglan Mine power grid.
When the winds are favourable, 6MW of wind power are integrated into the Raglan Mine system.
(Photo credit: Justin Bulota)
- Northern Canada
- Mine Raglan , Tugliq Energy