• The first nuclear mining center in the United States has been successfully completed in Pennsylvania.
• The center, built next to the Susquehanna power plant, is 300,000-square-feet and 48-megawatt, and will house Bitcoin mining-related activities and cloud computing activities once operations begin.
• The center is headed by Alex Hernandez of Talen Energy, and aims to reduce carbon emissions and provide sustainable electricity for its customer base.
The completion of the first nuclear mining center in the United States has been met with great excitement in the Bitcoin mining industry. Built in Susquehanna, Pennsylvania, the 300,000-square-foot, 48-megawatt center is set to carry out activities related to Bitcoin mining and cloud computing. Constructed by Cumulus Data, a subsidiary of Talen Energy, the data center is located next to the Susquehanna power plant, making use of its close proximity to the source of power.
Talen Energy is an independent power producer founded in 2015, and is currently valued at $4.3 billion. The company, headed by Alex Hernandez, recently announced a zero-carbon mining joint enterprise with the Cryptocurrency mining company TeraWulf. Named Nautilus Cryptomine, the enterprise is aiming to develop as much as 300 megawatts of zero-carbon Bitcoin mining capacity.
Hernandez also heads Cumulus Data and spoke about the data center and its underlying plans to tackle some of the existing limitations in crypto mining. Hernandez shared that the center will open to the market this year, and that part of its mission includes the reduction of carbon emissions and provision of sustainable electricity for its customer base.
The launch of the nuclear mining center is a major step forward for the Bitcoin mining industry, and one that will bring many benefits to the sector. With its high-powered electricity, the center promises to be a major contributor to crypto mining activities, and to the use of sustainable energy. The launch of the data center is a positive sign for the industry, and marks a major milestone in the development of the crypto-mining sector.