Hut 8 Mining’s (HUT) website in Drumheller, Alberta is at present operating at 15% of its put in hashrate attributable to electrical points, with a restoration anticipated in 10-12 weeks, the agency mentioned on Tuesday.
The miner, which is present process one of the vital vital mergers within the business with U.S. Bitcoin Corp, first introduced the problems in March.
“Excessive vitality enter ranges” into the machines has been inflicting “gear failures” at Drumheller, whereas spikes in vitality costs have created “extra headwinds,” the agency mentioned. Hut 8 has applied firmware to lower the voltage of the ability provide, whereas it’s attempting to restore machines and rent extra workers.
Hut 8 didn’t reply to CoinDesk’s request for added particulars on the Drumheller mine.
The Drumheller website probably accounts for as a lot as 0.9 exahash/second (EH/s) of Hut 8’s computing energy. Whole put in hashrate throughout its two Alberta websites was at 2.6 EH/s on the finish of April. The Medication Hat website within the Canadian state “hit an all-time operational excessive” of 1.72 EH/s in March, the agency beforehand mentioned.
Hut 8 additionally needed to cease operating 7,000 miners at its third website in North Bay, Ontario attributable to a dispute with its energy supplier, in mid-November, and transfer them to Medication Hat. Hut 8 hasn’t discovered a option to operationalize them as of the top of April.
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