TeraWulf Announces February 2024 “Leap Month” Production and Operations Update

7.9 EH/s of installed and operational self-mining capacity

Building 4 (35 MW) at Lake Mariner advancing construction, providing path to 10 EH/s by mid-2024

EASTON, Md., March 04, 2024 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- TeraWulf Inc. (Nasdaq: WULF) (“TeraWulf” or the “Company”), owners and operators of vertically integrated, domestic bitcoin mining facilities powered by more than 95% zero-carbon energy, today provided an unaudited monthly production and operations update for February 2024.

February 2024 Production and Operations Highlights

  • Self-mined 364 bitcoin in February with an average production rate of over 12.5 bitcoin per day.
  • Power cost averaged $13,968 per bitcoin self-mined, or approximately $0.037/kWh in February, which excludes the benefit of expected demand response or ancillary services proceeds.
  • Average operating hashrate increased 39% month-over-month to 7.5 EH/s in February.
  • The Company foresees exiting March with a self-mining capacity surpassing 8.0 EH/s, primarily attributable to the acquisition of approximately 4,000 Bitmain S19k Pro miners in February, a portion of which are intended to replace approximately 2,000 MinerVa miners deployed at the Lake Mariner facility.
Key Metrics 1 February 2024   January 2024  
Bitcoin Self-Mined Lake Mariner 2 276   204  
Bitcoin Self-Mined Nautilus3 88   109  
Value per Bitcoin Self-Mined 4 $49,080   $42,810  
Power Cost per Bitcoin Self-Mined 5 $13,968   $16,737  
Avg. Operating Hash Rate (EH/s) 6 7.5   5.4  

Management Commentary

“During February, the Company mined 364 bitcoin, a 16% increase from January’s bitcoin production despite a shorter month, due to full deployment of Building 3 at Lake Mariner,” said Sean Farrell, SVP of Operations at TeraWulf.

“Energy pricing at Lake Mariner remained advantageous during the month. Even with Lake Mariner’s participation in demand response during the month, we achieved an impressive overall fleet availability of 95%,” continued Farrell.

Production and Operations Update

Operational infrastructure capacity at the Lake Mariner facility was 160 MW and TeraWulf’s total self-mining hashrate reached 7.9EH/s as of month-end February. Construction of Building 4 (35 MW) at the Lake Mariner facility remains on track to be completed by mid-2024, which is expected to further increase TeraWulf’s total operational capacity to approximately 10 EH/s.

As previously announced, the Company is pursuing a potential large-scale, high-performance computing (HPC) project at the Lake Mariner site and has committed an initial 2 MW block of power, capable of deploying thousands of the latest generation graphics processing units (GPUs).

About TeraWulf

TeraWulf 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 facility in New York, and Nautilus Cryptomine facility in Pennsylvania, a joint venture with Cumulus Coin, LLC. TeraWulf generates domestically produced Bitcoin powered by 95% 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 provide industry leading mining economics at an industrial scale.

Forward-Looking Statements

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Company Contact:
Jason Assad
Director of Corporate Communications
(678) 570-6791

1 The Company’s share of the earnings or losses from operations at the Nautilus Cryptomine facility is reflected within “Equity in net income (loss) of investee, net of tax” in the consolidated statements of operations. Accordingly, operating results of the Nautilus Cryptomine facility are not reflected in revenue, cost of revenue or cost of operations lines in TeraWulf’s consolidated statements of operations. The Company uses these metrics as indictors of operational progress and effectiveness and believes they are useful to investors for the same purposes and to provide comparisons to peer companies. All figures except Bitcoin Self-Mined are estimates and remain subject to standard month-end adjustments.
2 Includes 0.4 bitcoin and 5 bitcoin earned in February and January, respectively, from profit sharing associated with a hosting agreement at the Lake Mariner facility.
3 Includes TeraWulf’s net share of bitcoin mined at the Nautilus Cryptomine facility, based on hashrate share attributed to the Company.
4 Computed as the weighted-average opening price of bitcoin on each respective day the Bitcoin Self-Mined is earned.
5 Excludes hashrate associated with 0.4 bitcoin and 5 bitcoin earned in February and January, respectively, from profit sharing associated with a hosting agreement.
6 While nameplate inventory as of February 29, 2024 for WULF’s two facilities is estimated at 7.9 EH/s, 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.

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