A concept to use energy of air flows of technogenic area of mining enterprises
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Topical issues concerning the possibilities of effective energy generation on the basis of Ukrainian mining enterprises have been highlighted. Attention is drawn to one of the most challenging tendencies of nontraditional energy sources development in the process of wind- driven powerplant use. The plants consume energy of technogenic air flows. Operation schemes and engineering solutions as for the possibilities to involve nontraditional sources of energy resulting from operation of technogenic objects and industrial structures of enterprises (i.e. stopes, mine dumps, industrial facilities etc.) in power balance of a mining enterprise have been demonstrated. Energy efficiency of the wind- driven powerplants in the context of different operation schemes aimed at utilization of energy of technogenic air flows has been analyzed. Output of a wind-driven system as a component of technological segment of a mining enterprise making it possible to meet 20 to 44% of its power demand has been determined. The objective of the paper is to substantiate process solutions as well as technical and engineering ones as for the obtaining nontraditional energy sources basing upon introduction of wind- driven power plants.