The Sichuan regulatory office of China’s National Energy Administration will hold a virtual symposium on June 2 in Chengdu to discuss the implications of shutting down Bitcoin mining in the province.
Together with the heads of state-run energy entities, the regulators will assess how a potential ban will affect Sichuan's hydropower excess.
Sichuan is known as a major Bitcoin mining hub because of its cheap power. Last August, excessive flooding in the region caused a 25 percent drop in the cryptocurrency's hashrate.
This week, Inner Mongolia published its detailed plan to clamp down on Bitcoin mining to reduce its carbon footprint.