• A nuclear-powered data center has just been completed in Susquehanna, Pennsylvania.
• The center is 300,000-square-foot, 48-megawatt and will be used for Bitcoin mining and cloud computing activities.
• The center is a joint enterprise of Talen Energy and TeraWulf and will open to the market this year with a mission to reduce carbon emissions and provide sustainable electricity.
The United States is now home to its first nuclear mining center, located in Susquehanna, Pennsylvania. The center, built on a 1,200-acre campus, is a 300,000-square-foot, 48-megawatt facility which will be used to carry out numerous Bitcoin activities and cloud computing activities once operations begin.
The center was constructed by Cumulus Data, a subsidiary of Talen Energy, an independent power producer founded in 2015 and headquartered in Allentown, Pennsylvania. Talen Energy is headed by Alex Hernandez, who is also the head of Cumulus Data. Talen has been affiliated with the cryptocurrency mining company TeraWulf for some time, and in 2021 the pair announced a joint enterprise called Nautilus Cryptomine. This enterprise aimed to create up to 300 megawatts of zero-carbon Bitcoin mining capacity.
Alex Hernandez spoke about the data center and the plans to tackle some of the existing limitations in crypto mining. He revealed that the center will open up to the market this year and that part of its mission is to reduce carbon emissions and provide sustainable electricity for customers.
The center is located next to the Susquehanna power plant, which is already in operation. Talen is currently valued at $4.3 billion and has put its weight behind the center, which already has some fiber routes in service.
This nuclear mining center is a significant development in the cryptocurrency mining industry and will no doubt have a positive impact on the environment. It is expected to become fully operational this year and will provide a much-needed boost to the cryptocurrency mining industry.