No private power with public risks!

The Greenidge Station in Dresden New York is burning fracked gas for bitcoin mining while claiming its providing a public utility. This facility is polluting the  air and water in the local community and needs to be stopped. Join CPFL in our effort to monitor and stop this project from going forward in the Finger Lakes. No community should bear the environmental costs of such an operation!

Background on Greenidge Generation

Greenidge Power

Greenidge is an old coal power plant with an already bad environmental history. It was converted to a gas-fired plant for use as a “peaker plant”- to be used only when excess energy was needed by the grid, and not run continually.

Now, its out of state owners at Atlas Holdings want to expand operations by proposing an increase of 700% from historical use for a privately owned bitcoin operation which would consume enough power to fuel more than 90,000 homes.

That’s bigger than 2 of Amazon’s immense data centers; all so millionaire Private Equity guys in Connecticut can generate 5 bitcoins per day.

Greenidge is using a 67-year old steam turbine that operates at 35% efficiency and should have been retired decades ago (by comparison modern turbines operate at 65% efficiency).

Recent News

Article by Peter Mantius

June 11, 2020

“PSC Says Greenidge’s Bitcoin Mining Operation Isn’t Subject to Regulation, Dismissing Environmental Concerns“ ALBANY, June 11, 2020 — The state Public Service Commission ruled today that Greenidge Generation LLC’s use of unmetered electricity to […]

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