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The Governor of the Angara region complained to the government of the Russian Federation about the miners
The governor of the Irkutsk region, Igor Kobzev, complained in a letter to Deputy Prime Minister Alexander Novak, who oversees the fuel and energy complex, about the underground cryptocurrency miners. He believes that this year electricity consumption in the region will exceed last year's level by 159%.
As reported "Vedomosti"Kobzev points out that the balances of electricity taken into account by the regional development program until 2026 provided for an increase in energy consumption this year by only 2,8%.
“An analysis of the situation indicates an avalanche-like increase in energy consumption from the clandestine mining of cryptocurrency at tariffs for the population, which is further aggravated by the ban on mining imposed by the Chinese authorities and the relocation of a significant amount of equipment to the Irkutsk region,” the governor writes.
To suppress the activity of miners, the governor suggests Novak to differentiate tariffs for the population - with an increase in consumption in a household, tariffs should gradually increase. Representatives of the regional market confirm the growth in the number of illegal mining farms and call the problem so widespread that it requires a systematic approach. The Ministry of Energy is also aware of the problem.
Irkutsk Oblast with a high share of hydroelectric power plants maintains traditionally the lowest tariffs for the population in Russia. In the second half of this year, residents of the city pay only 1,23 rubles for one kW / h, villagers - 0,86 rubles.