Electricity is crucial for ‘Crypto Mining’ and this is one of the major reasons that Chelan County Public Utility District or PUD from Washington has proposed a new plan. As per this plan, there shall be a completely new structure of electricity pricing for all Cryptocurrency Miners.
Rise in Electricity Bill for Cryptocurrency Miners
Cost of increase in electricity demand has to be borne by none other than the miners; so that others are not affected by it.
While Cryptocurrency Miners would not have to deviate a lot because the base structure for electricity pricing remains similar to which these Miners are used to paying. Reasons for such a drastic but a well thought out process is that ‘New Electricity Rate Structure (according to Schedule 36)’ has been done keeping in view ‘variable load that associates with Cryptocurrency Mining’.
Costs have shot up, however, Kimberlee Craig, Public Information Officer noted the reasons for this difference stating: it is important that rate structure captures cost apart from protecting investments for customers. These customers are none other than the ones who have gone on to invest huge amounts in the system.
Upsetting Situation Hangs Over Cryptocurrency Miners
Hearing this latest trend of modifications from the officials at Chelan County Public Utility District, Washington, it was as a matter of fact: disheartening to agree with price change for miners. Though it becomes a necessity to recover money for the investments still it came as a surprise to the Miners of Cryptocurrencies!
What are these Investments? As for the investments that we are speaking here, Kimberlee Craig, Public Information Officer of Chelan (PUD - Public Utility District) clearly said that these investments are some of the fixed expenses of PUD. These also inclusive of ‘accelerated cost of infrastructure investment in the system’. This reference has cleared the air to a great extent. There is however, an air of disagreement from a few sections of the society.
Curbing illegal or unauthorized Cryptocurrency Miners had to be done and thus Chelan PUD enforced ‘Moratorium on Cryptocurrency Mining’. This suspension or ban on Cryptocurrency Mining has been witnessed in many states. Some of these said states have put up a ban on even Cryptocurrency Operations leading to complete ban.
If we look at the city of Ephrata, Pennsylvania, ban on Cryptocurrency Operations had been in place for close to a year now in this place. And same is the case with the Government of Quebec wherein it imposed a ban on sale of electricity to the Cryptocurrency Miners. This ban turned out to be a temporary one imposed somewhere in the month of May, or to be exact in the end of May.
Catch and Found
It was in April where PUD officials found unauthorized Cryptocurrency Miners and post the usual official proceedings, on 7th of November, Chelan PUD announced an absolutely new system of pricing as far as the Cryptocurrency Community is in question.
It is now to see what would this price change lead to with the residents of Chelan and Cryptocurrency Miners (community) in particular!