Many mining operations wish to adopt low cost renewable energy to lower both Capex and Opex for a sustainable electric supply but lack a comprehensive solution to integrate intermittent resources in both green field and existing mines. A new GPS-based Advanced control solution with built-in PI data platform is now available to allow for maximum integration of renewable energy economically and reliably for mining operations.
Patrick T. Lee is vice president of infrastructure and technology of Sempra Infrastructure, a business unit of Sempra Energy. Sempra Energy is a San Diego, California-based Fortune 500 energy services holding company whose subsidiaries provide electricity, natural gas and value-added products and services. In this current role, he founded and now leads the Sempra Energy investment in PXiSE Energy Solutions, LLC, a patented, high-speed advanced grid control technology to meet the evolving needs of the modern energy ecosystem.
Previously, Lee was vice president of major project controls, where he supported the Sempra Energy family of companies, providing oversight and governance for large construction projects, including standardizing processes, controls and reporting. Prior to that, Lee was senior vice president of customer services, innovation and business strategy for SoCalGas.