Newcrest Mining looks to solar at Cadia mine as power prices soar

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Cadia Valley Operations (CVO) is one of Australia’s largest gold mines. (Image courtesy of Newcrest Mining)

Newcrest Mining chief executive Sandeep Biswas says the gold miner is examining whether a solar farm could be installed at it flagship Cadia mine in NSW to help insulate the operation from soaring electricity prices.

The company revealed in April it had signed a power supply contract for Cadia for the 2018 financial year with a base price 90 per cent higher than what it paid in 2017.

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