Greenidge orders 10,000 S19j Pro bitcoin miners representing 1 EH of mining capacity, marking the company's latest step toward achieving 500 MW of bitcoin mining capacity by 2025
DRESDEN, N.Y., Sept. 15, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- Greenidge Generation Holdings Inc. (NASDAQ: GREE) ("Greenidge"), a vertically integrated bitcoin mining and power generation company, today announced that it has placed an order for 10,000 S19j Pro bitcoin miners from Bitmain. Greenidge intends to deploy all 10,000 units at its anticipated Spartanburg, South Carolina facility. The order would bring an additional 1 EH of capacity to the company's bitcoin mining operations. The miners are currently scheduled to be delivered in the second and third quarters of 2022.
This order is the latest development in the company's plans to expand its bitcoin mining capacity to 500MW by 2025 via additional locations beyond its initial power generation and bitcoin mining operation in Upstate New York. "The addition of 10,000 new miners is an important step in our commitment to expand our fully carbon-neutral capacity," said Greenidge Chief Executive Officer Jeff Kirt. "We expect that these miners will anchor our anticipated facility in Spartanburg, expanding our national footprint by growing our environmentally sustainable mining operations."
Greenidge expects to commence operations in Spartanburg in the fourth quarter of 2021 and expects the location will become the company's second carbon-neutral bitcoin mining operation in the United States. A majority of the electricity at the site is expected to be sourced from zero-carbon sources and Greenidge intends to fully offset all carbon emissions at the site as it continues to expand its bitcoin mining capacity in line with its commitment to environmental leadership in power generation and cryptocurrency operations.
About Greenidge Generation Holdings Inc.
Greenidge Generation Holdings Inc. (NASDAQ: GREE) is a vertically integrated bitcoin mining and power generation company. Greenidge is committed to 100% carbon-neutral bitcoin mining at all of its locations by utilizing low-carbon sources of energy and offsetting its carbon footprint. Greenidge currently operates one facility in Upstate New York and expects to expand operations to a second location in South Carolina in the upcoming months, which will source the majority of its electricity from zero-carbon sources. Support.com, Inc., a Greenidge subsidiary, is a leading provider of customer and technical support solutions delivered by home-based employees.
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