Hashrate Happy Hour Podcast
Hashrate Happy Hour Podcast
Ep. 12 Bitcoin Mining is a Value Battery

On today's show, my guest is Eric Neal. Eric is the Director of Energy Planning at Digital Power Optimization, otherwise known as DPO. DPO believes that there should never be another underutilized electrical generation asset given the immensely profitable and readily available use cases of mining bitcoin. DPO was created to help those companies and asset owners better manage the usage of their asset and maximize both operational efficiency as well as overall profitability. Eric is coming to the show with over a decade of experience in the utility industry and has had roles ranging from thermal engineer to resource planning and generation management. You would be hard pressed to find someone with a better understanding of the utility industry and their specific needs and what they are looking for.

During todays show, Eric and I talk about the traditional approach a utility company takes to attracting large load off-taker customers and how bitcoin mining is quickly changing that; we discuss why utility companies are moving a little slower than the bitcoin mining industry might prefer; we dive into the counter party risk profile of bitcoin mining from the lens of a utility company; and lastly we wrap up the discussion with how all the upside for a utility company is actually in vertically integrating a bitcoin mining operation vs. taking a bitcoin miner on as a customer. This summary honestly doesn’t do this episode any justice, there is so much good information packed into this episode. If you are a utility company or a bitcoin mining company, there is a lot of phenomenal insight to be gained here.

Today’s podcast is brought to you by our sponsor, the Texas Blockchain Council; a bitcoin-first nonprofit industry organization working to make Texas the jurisdiction of choice for bitcoin mining and blockchain innovation. They will be hosting North America’s premiere policy conference for the bitcoin and digital asset ecosystem on November 15-17 in Fort Worth Texas. For more information, please visit their website at texasblockchaincouncil.org

Support for today's show comes from SunnySide Digital, the leading wholesale distributor of data center and digital mining hardware and infrastructure.. Contact their sales team today at sales@sunnysideinc.ca.

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