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Texas Grid’s Review of Crypto Miners Connection May Take Months

  • Months’ long evaluation could create delays for some miners
  • Length of approval process depends on site, concerns raised
A cryptocurrency mining rig.
A cryptocurrency mining rig.Photographer: James MacDonald/Bloomberg

Texas cryptocurrency miners may have to wait up to a few months for approval to connect to the state power grid, according to operator Electric Reliability Council of Texas Inc. 

For now, studies evaluating the miners’ impact to the grid are being performed by transmission service providers and submitted to Ercot for review, the grid operator said in an emailed statement. The process could be as quick as a few weeks or much longer.