Wednesday, March, 29 | 2:00 PM - 2:30 PM

Session: C1: Decarbonization | Track C: The Path to a Clean Energy Future

Andrew Cooper

New Gold Inc., New Afton Mine | Energy Specialist

Presentation Title:

Energy Conservation – The Cornerstone of Your Low Carbon Objectives


Many companies are setting decarbonization objectives. This interactive presentation looks at the important role energy conservation can play in your low carbon objectives.


Andrew Cooper is a Strategic Energy Management Specialist who is passionate about minimizing waste, maximizing efficiency and helping to improve your bottom line. During his time as the Energy Specialist at New Gold Inc., energy management practices at the New Afton mine have resulted in energy savings equivalent to more than 10% of the annual energy use. The mine has received numerous industry awards in recognition of his energy management initiatives.
Andrew initiated and led the implementation of the ISO 50001 Energy Management Standard at New Gold's New Afton mine.
Under his leadership, the mine also achieved a AAA rating for the Mining Association of Canada’s Towards Sustainable Mining (TSM) Energy and Greenhouse Gas Management protocol.
In recognition of his significant contribution to energy management, he received the Association of Energy Engineers (AEE) International Energy Manager of the Year award and was inducted as a Fellow Member with the AEE.
Andrew serves on various national energy efficiency related committees in Canada. He was also a member of the Mining Association of Canada working group for the new TSM Climate Change protocol.
An energetic, entertaining and thought-provoking speaker, Andrew has presented at various international conferences and events and has received many positive reviews.
In his spare time, Andrew enjoys sports and the outdoors. Some of his memorable moments include running the Boston and Comrades Marathons, as well as playing rugby and field hockey at a provincial level.

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