Self-mined 329 BTC in September for total of 989 BTC in Q3 2023 and 2,430 BTC mined year-to-date.
Generated approx. $6.5 million of free cash flow in Q3 2023, which will be used to repay debt.
Continued to participate in multiple demand response programs at the Lake Mariner facility.
EASTON, Md., Oct. 03, 2023 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- TeraWulf Inc. (Nasdaq: WULF) (“TeraWulf” or the “Company”), owners and operators of vertically integrated, domestic bitcoin mining facilities powered by more than 91% zero-carbon energy, today provided an unaudited monthly production and operations update for September 2023.
September 2023 Highlights
- Self-mined 329 bitcoin in September with an average production rate of 11 bitcoin per day.
- Generated approx. $6.5 million of free cash flow in Q3 2023, which will be used to repay debt, thereby reducing the Company’s future interest payments and total cost to mine bitcoin.
- Power cost averaged $9.9k per bitcoin produced, or approximately $0.035/kWh in September.
|Key Metrics 1||September 2023|
|Bitcoin Self-Mined 2||329|
|Value per Bitcoin Self-Mined 3||$26,283|
|Power Cost per Bitcoin Self-Mined||$9,880|
|Avg. Operating Hash Rate (EH/s) 4||5.0|
“During the month of September, the Company mined 329 bitcoin, consistent with August’s bitcoin production despite unfavorable network factors including a 2.7% increase in network difficulty month over month,” said Sean Farrell, SVP of Operations at TeraWulf. “We are committed to being a responsible load resource, and while operating performance was optimized at the Lake Mariner and Nautilus facilities during the month due to enhanced miner repairs, these efficiency benefits were offset by facility downtime at Lake Mariner due to demand response activity earlier in the month,” added Farrell.
“The third quarter of 2023 was monumental for TeraWulf as it represents the first full quarter of 5.5 EH/s of operational capacity across our portfolio. Correspondingly, the Company generated meaningful free cash flow during the quarter, which will be applied to reduce indebtedness,” said Patrick Fleury, Chief Financial Officer of TeraWulf. “Our operating and financial goals remain clear: maximize profitability, reduce debt, execute on accretive organic and external growth opportunities, and return value to our shareholders,” continued Fleury.
Production and Operations Update
As of September 30, 2023, the Company had an operational miner fleet of approximately 50,000 of the latest generation miners, comprised of 34,000 miners at its wholly owned Lake Mariner facility in New York (5,000 of which are hosted pursuant to an agreement expiring in the fourth quarter of 2023) and 16,000 self-miners at the nuclear-powered Nautilus facility in Pennsylvania.
The previously announced 43 MW expansion at Lake Mariner is progressing and remains on target for completion by year-end 2023.
TeraWulf (Nasdaq: WULF) owns and operates vertically integrated, environmentally clean bitcoin mining facilities in the United States. Led by an experienced group of energy entrepreneurs, the Company currently has two Bitcoin mining facilities: the wholly owned Lake Mariner Data facility in New York, and Nautilus Cryptomine facility in Pennsylvania, a joint venture with Cumulus Coin, LLC. TeraWulf generates domestically produced Bitcoin powered by 91% zero carbon energy resources including nuclear, hydro, and solar with a goal of utilizing 100% zero-carbon energy. With a core focus on ESG that ties directly to its business success, TeraWulf expects to offer attractive mining economics at an industrial scale.
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Director of Corporate Communications
1 Unaudited monthly results are based on estimates, which remain subject to standard month end adjustments. The Company’s share of the earnings or losses of the Nautilus facility is reflected in the caption “Equity in net loss of investee, net of tax” in the consolidated statements of operations. Accordingly, operating results of the Nautilus facility are not reflected in the revenue, cost of revenue or cost of operations lines in TeraWulf’s consolidated statements of operations.
2 Includes BTC earned from profit sharing associated with a short-term hosting agreement at the Lake Mariner facility and TeraWulf’s net share of BTC produced at the Nautilus facility.
3 Computed as the weighted-average opening price of BTC on each respective day the Self-Mined Bitcoin is earned.
4 While nameplate inventory for WULF’s two facilities is 5.5 EH/s, inclusive of gross total hosted miners, actual monthly hash rate performance depends on a variety of factors, including (but not limited to) performance tuning to increase efficiency and maximize margin, scheduled outages (scopes to improve reliability or performance), unscheduled outages, curtailment due to participation in various cash generating demand response programs, derate of ASICS due to adverse weather and ASIC maintenance and repair.