Project Marie

Kentucky

A 14.5 megawatt data center in Kentucky, currently under construction. It’s powered by a hydroelectric power from the TVA Dam. The go-live target date is Q3-2021. Here’s the Marie narrative…

The regional grid was...

Consuming less energy than was being generated by the hydroelectric power plant. The grid suffered less profits with less demand by industrial customers. Why? Because of a depressed, local steel industry among others. Also, during peak hours, had to keep peaker plants on reserve or standby. This was very expensive. These higher costs were passed on to customers. Thus, giving these customers potential reasons to take their business elsewhere.

Soluna...

Acquired a data center and retrofitted it to consume energy during off-peak periods. This smoothed power demand to deliver a consistent experience to all their clients. Created a solid, balanced and controllable infrastructure to match supply and demand, thus improving grid reliability. This lessens the chance & need to shut down damns and close power plants. This also balances load between peak & off-peak hours. Grids can now rely less on dirty & costly peaker plants.

So then...

Grid operators will match demand with supply. They can easily manage their network. They operate at a lower cost. They can add more green power plants to use more renewable energy. All so they can retain & attract more industrial customers for the state.

What's in a name?

Marie Curie was a fearless seeker of truth—a pioneer in the field of radioactivity. She won two Nobel Prizes. In pursuit of the truth, Soluna is constructing a data center with complete transparency to help make the grid stable. Why such transparency? So everyone can see & know what must happen, to do the right things. Including the players that have typically had a dark & controlling influence, making reckless decisions. But no longer.

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