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Behind the meter power plant Bitcoin mining

Summary

Location

Upstate NY

Power connection

Power plant

Footprint

1x 40 Ft mobile data center Smartbox

Power consumption

2.5 MWs

Site power capacity

100+ MWs

Installation time

1 day
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Process

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In details

Benefits
FOR POWER GENERATOR AND LOCAL COMMUNITY

Power plant could generate power more efficiently by utilizing bitcoin mining farm as a battery to balance load.

Power plant began to utilize its electrical infrastructure with higher capacity increasing the consistent supply to the grid.

Multiple tech jobs were opened, which diversified local labor market

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Objective

Power generation company was looking for the solution to diversify its revenue and build a demand response system that can consume power at the off peak hours.

Challenges

Power generation company had strict electrical requirements and strict sound level requirements at the property line. The area had a lot of dust because of the windy conditions. The operations facilities were designed to install high density load mobile data centers.

Solutions

EZ Blockcahin’s redesigned the mobile data center with a unique shelving system and airflow system to bring its capacity up to 2.5 MWs, installing 720 x Bitmain S17 type miners. Our engineering team had to design a separate electrical room built from scratch to make the work of the electrical operations team simpler and safer. The design of the mobile data center was divided in 6 separate sections, each had its own autonomous electrical surge protection infrastructure to operate each section independently.

Company’s team developed a simple from operations perspective but complex from engineering perspective filter louvers door in each section. This optimized the effort of changing filters on a constant basis, reducing the amount of labor hours needed to perform the work.

Our HVAC engineers had to pick a special type of fan blades used for HVAC cooling system to minimize the sound output from the fans in a 100% mode. In addition a commercial VFD system was installed to optimize the fan RPM during night hours to minimize the noise when the temperature drops during the night.

Conclusion

Installing the crypto mining facility before the meter is a complicated task, every Industrial scale generation facility has strict rules and regulations to meet. EZ team had to be very flexible and take a creative approach to deliver the required product on time.

The company continued providing tech support for the project after installation of the bitcoin mining farm. In general it was a unique experience working directly with a power provider right at the source of power.

Testimonial

EZ Blockchain is a great partner to work with. After purchasing our first Smartbox 2500, the company provided excellent product support at deployment and during the operation. Their team has experience in crypto mining on the grid, off grid and behind the meter as a result the Bitcoin mining mobile data centers are built meeting any crypto miner expectations.

The Smartbox itself is a high end product, it has both operational flexibility and high electrical capacity. Separating electrical room from rack space is great operational move, our engineers and operational technicians appreciated it a lot.

Dale Irvin
Greenidge Generation LLC