publication . Thesis . 2013

Predicting electricity consumption and cost for South African mines / S.S. (Stephen) Cox.

Cox, Samuel Stephen;
Open Access
  • Published: 01 Jan 2013
  • Publisher: North-West University
  • Country: South Africa
Electricity costs in South Africa have risen steeply; there are a number of factors that have contributed to this increase. The increased costs have a considerable inuence on the mines and mining sector in general. It requires considerable planning to assist mines in such management. The present study addresses the development of a way to predict both electricity consumption and costs, which general involves a large range of personnel. The majority of planning personnel can be more usefully employed in other ways. The goal is not to replace such planners but make them more task e_ective. Automation, which will reduce their workload, may have little or no e_ect o...
free text keywords: Energy management, electricity consumption, prediction, artificial neural networks, electricity cost, programming
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