Hashrate Happy Hour Podcast
Hashrate Happy Hour Podcast
Ep. 13 Bitcoin Mining as an Energy Management Resource

On today's show, my guest is Sam Copeland. Sam is the VP of Sales at Navier, Navier is a software and infrastructure company that works to help companies develop sources of sustainable, long-term economic growth. Their expertise is in designing and implementing data centers which allows them to offer scalable, efficient, turnkey solutions for projects revolving around alternative assets. Sam is coming to the show with 15 years of experience in the utility industry with roles ranging from planning engineer, to distribution planning engineer, to solutions manager roles and so he is uniquely positioned to talk about just how beneficial bitcoin mining is to a utility company and the grid.

During today’s show, Sam and I talk about what the traditional tools a solutions manager has at his/her disposal at a utility company; what the benefits of bitcoin mining as an energy management resource are and how when it is coupled with all the other existing tools at a utility company you can really start to have a large increase in efficiencies; We also talk about how bitcoin mining is a great way to start ushering in more electric vehicles to the US; and we dive into thinking through how to put a proposal together for a bitcoin mining facility in a way that makes sense to a utility company. This episode really helps highlight why I am personally so bullish on bitcoin mining and to steal a line from Sam how it is a way “to get past bitcoin” and show that this is really an infrastructure improvement discussion that just so happens to also have a perfectly scare asset as the byproduct.

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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