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16 Feb 2018

Belarus’ power system ready for increased demand from cryptocurrency miners

MINSK, 16 February (BelTA) – The Belarusian power grid is ready satisfy the increased demand from cryptocurrency miners, Belenergo Deputy Director General Sergei Shebeko told a press conference, BelTA has learned.

When asked whether the Belarusian power system is ready for a possible increase in demand for electricity from cryptocurrency miners, Sergei Shebeko noted: ”I do not see any problems. We are keen to welcome any miners as this will benefit our country. We do not have power deficit. We are ready to satisfy any demand for electricity and thermal energy.”

Belarus consumes around 28 billion kWh a year. The main consumer is the country’s industrial sector (54%), the population accounts for 24%.

 

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