Marathon Digital operations have been affected by a power outage due to a storm that hit Hardin, Montana, at the start of the month.
The bitcoin mining firm said that the operations in the region will remain without power until the damaged generators have been restored.
The latest inspection report shows that the miners in Montana will resume in a reduced capacity in the first week of July. Marathon said it had redirected some active miners to third-party mining pools to streamline the processes.
A strong storm swept through the town of Hardin in Montana, damaging power-generating facilities, including those supplying power to the Marathon bitcoin mining fleet. The damage assessment shows that the plant’s cooling towers need repair.
Marathon had 30,000 miners before the storm, representing over 75% of the company’s fleet. The company expects the mining capacity to be significantly reduced, currently at 0.6 EH/s.
The crypto mining firm had announced on April 5 that it was planning to migrate miners from the Montana facility to more sustainable power sources during the third quarter of the year.
$MARA Update on mining ops in Montana 👇— Marathon Digital Holdings (@MarathonDH) June 28, 2022
– Severe storm passed through Hardin on 6/11
– Power plant cooling towers need repairs
– Majority of miners not damaged
– Miners outside Hardin (0.6 EH/s) remain hashing via 3rd party pool https://t.co/ZcaD30S1bh