- Cumulus Data is a subsidiary of independent power producer Talen Energy.
- The mining center will be powered by a 2.5-gigawatt nuclear power plant.
Bitcoin’s popularity has skyrocketed, and it shows no signs of slowing down. Bitcoin mining activities will soon be started in the United States’ first data center fueled entirely by nuclear energy.
A report claims that Cumulus Data, a subsidiary of independent power producer Talen Energy and a developer of zero-carbon data centers, has completed the powered shell for its first data center to be powered by a 2.5-gigawatt nuclear power plant.
Still Scaling Up Mining Activities
The 48MW, 300,000-square-foot data center is directly linked to the Susquehanna nuclear power facility in northeast Pennsylvania. Its 1,200-acre plot will host the country’s first public cloud data center and Bitcoin mining facility.
Phase 1 of the project has already progressed with the construction of two power plants, bringing the total planned capacity for the campus to 475 MW. Cumulus Data has discovered 18 other Talen Energy sites that may host data centers with direct connectivity to the power plant.
In spite of a temporary halt in the building of Bitcoin mining facilities in early December 2022, TeraWulf has just announced that it is in the early phases of scaling up its mining activities, for which it expects to provide 50MW. The Nautilus Cryptomine, a carbon-neutral Bitcoin mine, was announced when Talen Energy partnered with American crypto mining firm TeraWulf.
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