The Challenge

Super Smart Energy was engaged by Perenti subsidiary Barminco to identify opportunities to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and improve energy efficiency at its building services site in Hazelmere, Western Australia.

Established in Kalgoorlie, Western Australia, in 1987, Perenti has operations across 12 countries and is involved in some of the world’s largest surface and underground mining projects. Globally, the group has a workforce of 8,000 people and is listed on the ASX.

The group is committed to integrating sustainability into its decision-making, business processes and operational practices.  

As well as encouraging innovations that position it for the future, Perenti is actively taking steps to reduce its environmental footprint, including minimising greenhouse gas emissions.

The Super Smart Energy Solution

  • Reviewed current vehicle fleet for Perenti’s Barminco and Ausdrill businesses with a view to reducing carbon emissions.
  • Available fleet vehicles to be integrated into both businesses were investigated to ensure future vehicles would lower emissions and achieve zero emissions for all fleet vehicles.

the Highlights

Five opportunities identified to reduce GHG emissions.
Two low cost initiatives recommended for immediate roll-out.
Three vehicle scenarios reviewed. Scenario 1 had a 3% incremental cost compared to business-as-usual, whilst reducing emissions by 25%.
The Super Smart Energy Value-Add

Super Smart Energy has shone a light on a specific area of operation, responding with practical steps to decarbonise and enhancing the clients knowledge and understanding of both the environmental and cost factors associated with transitioning its Hazelmere fleet to electric vehicles.

When evaluating the options, Super Smart Energy’s data-driven approach delivered an apples-with-apples comparison that highlighted where savings could be made. The data revealed one of the three options under discussion would have been 254% more expensive than a business-as-usual approach.

The energy audit also revealed areas where the structure of some contracts was hindering easy cost savings. It has also provided a data-backed baseline on which the company can now build its decarbonised future.