AKRON, Ohio, July 12, 2021 /PRNewswire/ — Energy Harbor Corp. announced today that it has entered into a five year partnership with Standard Power to provide clean, reliable, carbon-free electricity from its nuclear fleet to Standard Power’s new Bitcoin blockchain mining center in Coshocton, Ohio beginning in December 2021. Standard Power is a leading infrastructure service provider for advanced data processing companies and a leading hosting provider for blockchain mining companies. This groundbreaking climate-friendly agreement helps enable Standard Power to revitalize an abandoned Ohio paper mill into a state-of-the-art facility that brings new jobs to the region. It also enables the company to achieve its sustainability objectives by powering the Bitcoin blockchain mining center with Energy Harbor’s clean, sustainable, locally generated nuclear electricity. Standard Power will also be providing valuable reliability and stability to the transmission grid by completely shutting down operations when the electric grid and other Ohio customers need the power the most.
Energy Harbor President and Chief Executive Officer, John Judge said, “We are grateful that Standard Power has granted us the opportunity to serve them. We are happy to partner with customers who are focused on minimizing their impact on the environment while driving a new clean energy future in our local Ohio economy. This is another example of the value we provide to our customers and communities as we continue our growth strategy across all sales channels within our retail business.”
“Bitcoin blockchain mining centers are energy-intensive, and we recognize our responsibility to build a more environmentally sustainable future. We selected Ohio because of its low electricity costs with the availability of carbon-free sources of energy. By partnering with Energy Harbor, we have proactively structured our hosting capabilities to ensure that 100% of the power associated with this facility is carbon-free,” said Maxim Serezhin, Standard Power’s Chief Executive Officer.
Energy Harbor is a financially secure independent power producer and fully integrated retail energy provider focused on safe and best-in-class operations and financial performance. With its fleet of reliable generating resources, including substantial carbon-free generation, Energy Harbor is well positioned for long-term value creation and competitiveness in a low-carbon future and is focused on enabling a growing customer and stakeholder base to meet their environmental, social and sustainability goals.
For more information on Energy Harbor visit www.energyharbor.com
About Standard Power
Standard Power is a leading hosting provider for blockchain mining companies providing services from early 2019 with a pipeline of over 1,000MW of power capacity in development. Standard Power leverages its infrastructure management expertise to develop modular data centers that lead the industry in efficiency. As part of its Tier III+ data center designs, Standard Power focuses on technologies that support high performance computing and is one of the first to adopt liquid 2-phase immersion cooling technology. Standard Power has developed robust designs and systems to provide large scale blockchain mining infrastructure to its institutional partners.
For more information on Standard Power visit www.standardpwr.com
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