• The first nuclear mining center in the United States has been completed in Pennsylvania.
• The 300,000-square-foot, 48-megawatt center was constructed by Cumulus Data, a subsidiary of Talen Energy.
• The center will be used for Bitcoin mining-related activities and cloud computing activities, with a mission to reduce carbon emissions and provide sustainable electricity.
The United States has recently seen a major breakthrough in the crypto mining industry, with the completion of the first nuclear mining center in Pennsylvania. The center, located in Susquehanna, is the first of its kind in the country, and is expected to open up to the market this year.
The 300,000-square-foot, 48-megawatt data center was constructed by Cumulus Data, a subsidiary of Talen Energy. Talen Energy is an independent power producer founded in 2015, headquartered in Allentown, Pennsylvania, and headed by Alex Hernandez. Talen has also been affiliated with the Cryptocurrency mining company TeraWulf since 2021, when they announced a joint enterprise dedicated to developing zero-carbon Bitcoin mining capacity.
The center is located right next to the Susquehanna power plant, and is expected to house Bitcoin mining-related activities and cloud computing activities once it opens to the public. Alex Hernandez, who also heads Cumulus Data, spoke about the data center and its underlying plans to tackle some of the existing limitations in crypto mining. He said that the center will open up to the market this year, with part of its mission including the reduction of carbon emissions and provision of sustainable electricity for its customer base.
The completion of this nuclear mining center is a huge breakthrough for the crypto mining industry in the United States, as it provides a much needed clean energy source for miners. The center is expected to be a major player in the Bitcoin mining market, and is sure to be a success.