Cryptocurrencies mining at power plants in the United States is becoming widespread. Earlier it became known about the thermal power plant, which “heats up” the nearby lake and the hydroelectric power station, bringing record profits.
Now the owner of the Pennsylvania nuclear power plant, Talen Energy, has begun construction of a 300 MW farm. In 2020, it opened the Cumulus division, which focuses on the “convergence of digital infrastructure and energy.”
The project involves the construction of campuses with equipment and data centers adjacent to the SSES nuclear power plant in the suburb of Salem Township.
Power will be provided by a gigawatt-class nuclear unit and two additional substations. At the first stage, the capacity of the farm will be 164 MW, and after completion of construction – 300 MW. In the future, the infrastructure can be expanded.
It is noted that the company has already received the necessary permits from the authorities and has begun work. The project is planned to be completed in the second quarter of 2022.