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First-Ever 1200 Acre Nuclear-Powered Data Centre To Host BTC Mining


coinedition.com 24 January 2023 05:10, UTC
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Talen Energy’s subsidiary Cumulus Data reported that the first-of-its-kind nuclear-powered data center based out of Susquehanna, Pennsylvania is finally complete and ready to provide cloud computing services.

The firm announced that significant construction milestones for Phase 1 of the campus’s flagship 475-megawatt zero-carbon Susquehanna data center had been reached. Its first 48-megawatt, 300,000-square-foot data center has a powered shell that is finished, available for leasing, and has many fiber routes in operation.

The data center will facilitate Bitcoin mining and cloud computing services via collaboration with US-based bitcoin mining company TeraWulf. To build the Nautilus Cryptomine on campus, Talen announced a partnership with TeraWulf in 2021. Recently TeraWulf shared an update, stating that it was “starting to ramp up its mining activities” and anticipating that the cryptomine will “supply 50 MW of net mining capacity to TeraWulf” in the first quarter of 2023.

Additionally, the Susquehanna nuclear power generation facility will supply and facilitate zero-carbon, affordable, and dependable energy to the 1,200-acre campus, which is the first of its type in the United States. The 2.5 gigawatt Susquehanna power stations will be directly connected to the Cumulus data centers, cutting off the traditional electric transmission and distribution utilities and giving data center clients major value and competitive advantages.

With the most alluring electricity tariff in the US, this direct-connect, on-site power generation concept offers an industry-leading total cost of ownership (TCO). The Cumulus campus’ size and layout provide strong zero-carbon ESG client benefits in addition to scalability, flexibility, and time-to-market advantages with build-to-suit alternatives. Cumulus Data CEO Alex Hernandez added,

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.

Moreover, the data center campus investment will generate family-sustaining jobs, offer technology training, and provide economic benefits including tax revenue and increased consumption of local goods and services to both Pennsylvania and the surrounding community.

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