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Chelan County PUD Proposes New Power Rates, Crypto Miners Fight Back

In its effort to pass down the constantly increasing cost of power demand, Washington’s Chelan County Public Utility District (PUD) has proposed a new electricity rate for cryptocurrency region in the county. As reported by local radio station KPQ, the new rate is contentious as miners believe the new structure is unfair to their businesses, while also feeling that the county officials did not...

Washington Power Utility Faces ‘Agitated’ Crypto Miners, Ramps Up Security

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Washington’s Chelan County public utility district (PUD) is beefing up its security citing employee safety concerns due to what it describes as “belligerent behavior” from cryptocurrency miners. As reported previously, Chelan County public utility placed a moratorium on bitcoin mining after a major influx of new crypto miners seeking to take advantage of the region’s cheap and abundant hydro...

'Scoundrels': Washington County Fires Back at Unauthorized Bitcoin Miners

If you're in Washington's Chelan County, you might want to think twice about attempting to mine bitcoin off the radar. At their latest meeting, the county's public utility district (PUD) moved to enforce a moratorium that was placed on new mining applications last month and take whatever steps necessary -- including fees and criminal charges -- against what officials characterized as "scoundrels"...

Zapped Out: Washington County Places a Moratorium on Bitcoin Mining

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Washington's Chelan County public utility district (PUD) has drawn a line in the sand on bitcoin miners. Chelan's PUD won't accept or process any more applications for the energy-intensive process of cryptocurrency mining, the agency announced. The moratorium is in response to being "inundated" with applications, and it gives the county the opportunity to potentially lift electricity rates...

Bitcoin Miners in Washington State Face Higher Power Tarrifs

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Bitcoin miners in Chelan County, Washington, will have to pay more for electricity due to the approval of a new electric rate for customers with energy intends loads. Public Utility District (PUD) commissioners in Chelan County, Washington have approved a new electricity tariff for customers with an appetite for high energy. The new “high-density load (HDL)” rate applies for customers whose...