We sat down with Adam Gangemi, Managing Director of Super Smart Energy to discuss how emerging energy efficiency methods in the mining industry are reducing operational costs and carbon pollution, while creating economic opportunities for WA at the same time.
Hi Adam, tell us a bit about yourself and the work that you do?
I began my career in the oil and gas industry focusing on hydrocarbon exploration. Approximately five years ago I could see that the levelised cost of energy from new renewable energy generation was heading towards parity compared to fossil fuel generation.
A year later during my MBA studies, I learnt that the Norwegian Sovereign Fund (NSF) had made most of its wealth from oil and gas projects and had started to put pressure on the large corporates (BHP) to get out of coal. I thought to myself, if the NSF is pressuring BHP, it might be time to seriously consider a switch to the clean energy sector. This was the catalyst for me to start Super Smart Energy. We’re a consultancy that helps the mining sector to reduce their energy demand either via renewable energy or through demand-side management solutions. We look at ways to reduce costs and carbon emissions. Mining companies are driven by costs and when we crunch the numbers to show them a clean energy solution that is cost competitive and also helps to promote their corporate social responsibility, their ears prick up and they start to take interest.
Super Smart Energy are an innovative and solutions driven company specialising in the implementation of conventional and advanced equipment used in the industrial and mining sectors to unearth company changing cost saving solutions.
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