Primary goal of coal exploitation at open cast mines is to provide sufficient amounts of fuel with necessary quality for the combustion in power plants and with minimal costs, along with the respect of the highest environmental standards.
Considering a long period of coal exploitation in Kolubara coal basin, some of its parts with good and consistent quality are already finished. Availability of deposits with an equable quality has been reduced and variations are more and more expressed.
In Kolubara mines new system has been developed and is in a progress of realization through project of management and coal quality control – homogenization, which will enable excavation of parts of deposit with changeable and lower coal quality. Benefits of this system will be significant for both mine and power plant.