Mining plants tend to require a lot of electricity power, if they are to operate optimally. Thus, as a person considering setting up some sort of mining enterprise (especially one that involves a bit of processing for the minerals), you have to think about how to access electric power. And in that regard, you have two major options, for powering a mining plant.
The first option for powering a mining plant is where you can simply connect the plant to the nation grid of the country you happen to be operating in. This is usually the cheapest method, but in some countries, the national grid turns to be unreliable. Or the power available on the national grid in some countries simply turns out to be inadequate for such intensive applications like mineral processing.
The second option for powering a mining plant is where you can work out a method for generating the electrical power you need locally, within or around the plant. To this end, for instance, you can set up a system through which you can generate all the power you need by burning heavy fuel oil.
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