Optimization of the compressed air-usage in South African mines

Ali Hassan, Khmaies Ouahada, Tshilidzi Marwala, Bhekisipho Twala

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7 Citations (Scopus)


The critical electricity supply in South Africa has necessitated the implementation of demand-side management (DSM) projects. Load shifting and energy efficiency projects were introduced on mining sectors to reduce the electricity usage during day peak time. As the compressed air networks is using a large amount of mines' electricity, we investigate in this paper the possibility of improving and optimizing the compressed air usage at two different mines to reduce the electricity consumption on the compressed air system.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationIEEE Africon'11
Publication statusPublished - 2011
EventIEEE Africon'11 - Victoria Falls, Livingstone, Zambia
Duration: 13 Sept 201115 Sept 2011

Publication series

NameIEEE AFRICON Conference


ConferenceIEEE Africon'11
CityVictoria Falls, Livingstone


  • Compressed air
  • Demand Side Management
  • Energy efficiency
  • Mines

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Computer Science Applications
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering


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