Bitcoin Nuclear-Powered Mining Center to Open in Pennsylvania

Bitcoin Nuclear-Powered Mining Center to Open in Pennsylvania

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America's first nuclear-powered Bitcoin mining center opens in Pennsylvania. Bitcoin mined here will be environmentally friendly.

With the expansion of the cryptocurrency sector and the focus on combating climate change, clean energy Bitcoin mining is becoming more and more popular. The construction of the first nuclear-powered data center in the United States that is expected to host Bitcoin mining services was recently completed, according to Finbold.

Zero-carbon data center maker, Cumulus Data, a subsidiary of independent power producer Talen Energy, has completed the powered shell for its first data center powered by a 2.5-gigawatt nuclear power station. The 300,000 square foot, 48 MW data center is directly connected to the Susquehanna Nuclear Power Plant in northeast Pennsylvania. Its 1,200-acre campus is expected to host Bitcoin mining and cloud computing services—the first of its kind in the US.

Commenting on the development, Cumulus Data and Talen Energy CEO Alex Hernandez said:

“Our flagship Cumulus Susquehanna data center campus is positioned to welcome its first tenant and commence commercial operations this year. We look forward to advancing our mission to solve the energy ‘trilemma’, which we define as the rapidly increasing consumer demand for zero-carbon, low-cost, and reliable electricity by data center customers.”

In addition to this 48-megawatt powered shell, two additional ones are under development in Phase 1 of the project with a planned total campus power of 475 MW. Cumulus Data has also identified 18 more Talen Energy sites with data center potential directly connected to the power plant.

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Eva Fox joined Tesmanian in 2019 to cover breaking news as an automotive journalist. The main topics that she covers are clean energy and electric vehicles. As a journalist, Eva is specialized in Tesla and topics related to the work and development of the company.

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