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In the Nizhny Novgorod region, damage from illegal mining was recorded for 16 million rubles

06/10/2020

Karolina Salinger

In the Nizhny Novgorod region, damage from illegal mining was recorded for 16 million rubles

In the Nizhny Novgorod region, damage from illegal mining was recorded for 16 million rubles

"Rosseti Center and Volga Region" reported on a number of cases of identified theft of electricity for the extraction of cryptocurrencies in the Nizhny Novgorod region. This is stated on the company's website.

On May 27, Rosseti discovered 61 mining farms that have been operating since January. The company estimated the damage from farms at over 2.8 million rubles.

Before that, another 70 farms for the extraction of cryptocurrencies were discovered (preliminary damage - 7.8 million) and 26 devices that illegally consumed electricity for 5.4 million rubles.

In Rosseti they intend to continue "an uncompromising struggle against these crimes, seeking in each case the most severe punishment for the energy companies."

Earlier, Rosseti estimated losses from illegally connected mining farms for three years at 450 million rubles.