29 Feb 2024
Ysabelle Swan

Podcast: How Bitcoin can support the grid with Jamie McAvity

In areas with high intermittent renewable energy sources, high rates of curtailment pose a significant challenge. In efforts to avoid this, different methods can be deployed. Battery storage is just one option for utilising excess energy, but in the right location, Bitcoin mining can be an alternative avenue to support grid resilience and capitalize on excess energy. What does the crossover of Bitcoin and energy storage look like at present, and in the future?

In this episode, CEO at Cormint, Jamie McAvity, joins Quentin to discuss bitcoin mining and the intersections with the energy system. Over the conversation, they discuss:

  • Why Fort Stockton, West Texas, is an ideal location for Bitcoin mining operations.
  • An overview of a bitcoin mining facility and the business model.
  • The prevalence of negative pricing in Texas and the reasons surrounding it.
  • An overview of the Bitcoin mining community in ERCOT and its relationship with the power grid in Texas.
  • and much, much more

About our guest

Cormint is a bitcoin mining facility located in Fort Stockton, West Texas, harnessing bitcoin-denominated debt to build the grid of the future. Supporting reliable and renewable power grids.
To find out more about what Cormint do head to their website

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