Douglas PUD saw the crypto-currency miner situation developing long ago. In March of 2014 commissioners instituted a moratorium on large connections. At that time the customer service polices were altered to do the following:
- Increased power infrastructure costs so that new growth pays for the infrastructure
- Implemented a tiered rate structure so that residential customers pay a lower rate than large power users
- Reduced the special contract requirements to 1.5 MW so the District can place strict requirements on larger customers
- Increased deposit requirements for large customers
In addition to these safeguards the Douglas PUD put into place a long range plan so that normal growth and development would not be threatened by large power users. Rest assured, polices are in place to protect the customers of Douglas PUD.