Crypto Mining Surge and Erratic Weather Strain Laos’ Power Grid

17 May 2024

A report released on May 16 highlights how increased electricity consumption due to crypto mining and inconsistent rainfall have led to power shortages in Laos, challenging its goals as a hydropower exporter in Southeast Asia. Reuters: Increased Crypto Mining Strains Laos’ Hydropower Grid Laos, often called the “battery of Southeast Asia” for its extensive hydropower […]