Cumulus Data, a division of independent power producer Talen Energy and maker of zero-carbon data centers will apparently be the first nuclear-run Bitcoin mining company to begin operations in the United States.
The powered shell for Cumulus Data’s first data center powered by a 2.5-gigawatt nuclear power plant has reportedly been completed. Cumulus Data is a maker of zero-carbon data centers and a division of independent power producer Talen Energy.
The 48MW, 300,000-square-foot data center is instantly linked to the Susquehanna nuclear power facility in northeastern Pennsylvania. The first cloud computing and Bitcoin mining facility in the US will be located on its 1,200-acre campus.
Phase 1 of the project now includes two more in active development, bringing the campus’s total estimated capacity to 475 megawatts. Cumulus Data also discovered 18 other Talen Energy sites that can possibly house data centers with easy connectivity to the power plant.
Despite the fact that development on the Bitcoin mining facility was briefly halted in early December 2022, TeraWulf recently said that it was in the early phases of scaling up its mining activities, for which it expects to supply 50MW.
The establishment of the Nautilus Cryptomine, a zero-carbon Bitcoin mining facility, was made public when Talen Energy and the American cryptocurrency mining firm TeraWulf decided to form a joint venture.
In yet another low-cost effort to raise money to safeguard the forests and wildlife in Africa’s oldest protected park, which have been harmed by years of militia violence, deforestation, and insufficient government support, the Virunga National Park in eastern Congo is using hydroelectricity to mine bitcoin.