Vancouver, British Columbia–(Newsfile Corp. – November 28, 2022) – iMining Technologies Inc. (TSXV: IMIN) (the “Company” or “iMining”) is pleased to announce that it has entered into a Letter of Intent (“LOI”) to purchase a 4MW Power Project (the “Project”) in Alberta. The Project will be the first acquisition for iMining Technologies Inc. under its new strategy of being an Energy focused company.
The Project is located in Alberta and is capable of generating up to 4 MW per hour by using low-cost natural gas to run the Rolls Royce turbine. The Project has an existing interconnection agreement with Fortis Alberta (“Fortis”) which is due to expire on 31st December 2027. Under the agreement with Fortis, the power plant is operated as a peaking plant (whereby electricity is only supplied by the plant to the electrical grid if certain minimum power price thresholds are met). However, during the times when Fortis does not need the power, the plant may generate power for self-use purposes.
The current market prices have impacted the Digital Asset mining space, forcing many miners to either go into bankruptcy or ceasing operations altogether. The largest cost of operation for a digital asset miner is the Energy cost and the rapid decline in price of Digital Assets against relatively stable input costs has had an adverse impact. Given the current market dynamics and with the future in mind, iMining has decided to focus on an Energy first strategy to become a fully integrated Energy company enabling future technologies.
“This is a sizeable Power Project acquisition for our portfolio and is in-line with our ambitions to be an Energy first company. This acquisition solidifies our transformation to an energy company of the future, using state of the art carbon emission technologies and strategies,” said Khurram Shroff, the Chairman and the CEO of iMining. “This facility is currently being operated as a peaking plant and we intend to continue to operate it as such until we start our Data Center operations. We have the ability to expand the existing facility by an additional 6MW, which can either be sold to the electrical grid in Alberta and /or be used to power our data center operations generating multiple revenue streams,” added Mr. Shroff.
About iMining Technologies Inc.
iMining is a publicly traded company that invests in energy infrastructure, blockchain technology and Web3.0 ecosystem. It is developing sustainable energy and technology solutions for Data Center operations. With diverse investment and infrastructure solutions, iMining looks to be an Energy first company enabling the growth of future technologies and is committed to building a sustainable and environmentally friendly Energy company of the future. To learn more about iMining Technologies, visit www.imining.com.
ON BEHALF OF THE BOARD
Signed “Khurram Shroff“
Khurram Shroff, President & CEO