Ukrainian Ministry of Energy considers surplus electricity from nuclear power plants for cryptocurrency mining

Acting Energy Minister of Ukraine Olha Buslavets has written to Energoatom, the operator of the country ’s state-owned nuclear power plant, suggesting to consider using excess electricity for cryptocurrency mining. Energoatom, the country ’s nuclear power plant operator, will study potential methods of cryptocurrency mining by May 8. The Ukrainian Ministry of Energy also stated in a document, “Due to the impact of the New Coronary Pneumonia Outbreak, Ukraine ’s nuclear power plants have surplus electricity. At the same time, in view of the vision of Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky to digitize Ukraine, innovative innovations including cryptocurrency mining The solution to avoid wasting electricity is one of the best ways. ” Lianwen previously reported that the Russian state-owned nuclear power station Rosatom State Atomic Energy Corporation announced in January this year that it will open a new mine near the Kalinin nuclear power plant (Kalinin), through its subsidiary Rosenergoatom to sell surplus electricity to users and provide mining Rental space for equipment.