#
53
58
Minutes
December 8, 2023

Balancing the New Zealand Power Grid with Bitcoin Mining & Renewable Energy with Sam Kivi of Grid Share

Where to Listen To This Episode:

Listen on FountainListen on SpotifyListen on Apple PodcastsListen on Apple Podcasts
Listen on Fountain

Show Notes

Sam Kivi is the CTO and Director at Grid Share, a New Zealand company building flexible load infrastructure centred around renewable energy and Bitcoin mining.

We talk about how flexible load works, and the benefits that it provides to the power grid, how it interacts with renewable power generation, and what the opportunities and challenges are, given New Zealand’s unique energy mix.

We also discuss the emerging opportunities for landfill methane capture, and what it actually takes to put in the proof of work to stand up a mining operation as Grid Share have done.

Sam also shares a new initiative from the company, offering hosting services for Bitcoin miners in New Zealand.

Show Sponsors

⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠Swarbricks⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠ - New Zealand's first law firm to accept Bitcoin for legal services (https://www.swarbricks.co.nz/bitcoin)

Connect with The Transformation of Value

Follow me on twitter at ⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠https://twitter.com/TTOVpodcast⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠

Nostr at: npub1uth29ygt090fe640skhc8l34d9s7xlwj4frxs2esezt7n6d64nwsqcmmmu

Or send an email to hello@thetransformationofvalue.com and I will get back to you!

Support this show:

Bitcoin donation address: bc1qlfcr2v73tntt6wvyp2yu064egvyeery6xtwy8t

Lightning donation address: ⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠codyellingham@getalby.com⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠

PayNym: +steepvoice938

PayNym Code: PM8TJhcUCtSvHe69sod9pzLCBKg6GaogsMDwfGNCnL4HXyduiY9pbLpbn3oEUvuM75EeALxRVV3Mfi6kgWEBsseMki3QphE8aC5QDMNp9pUugqfz1yVc

⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠Geyser Fund⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠

If you send a donation please email or DM me so I can thank you!

Links:

Grid Share Website - ⁠https://www.gridshare.co/⁠

Grid Share on TVNZ Bitcoin Mining Documentary - ⁠https://www.tvnz.co.nz/shows/wtf-is-crypto/episodes/s1-e5⁠

Sam Kivi on LinkedIn - ⁠https://www.linkedin.com/in/sam-kivi-51805b30/⁠

Enatel - ⁠https://www.enatel.net/⁠

CH4 Capital: Removing methane from our atmosphere - ⁠https://www.ch4capital.com/⁠

Mapu Kitchen, Lyttelton - ⁠https://www.instagram.com/mapu.lyttelton

Episode Tags

Popular Episodes

Roberto Osegueda
Roberto Osegueda
Roberto Osegueda
#
13
89
Minutes
March 10, 2023

The Success and Challenges of Bitcoin in El Salvador with Roberto Osegueda

I talk with Roberto Osegueda, a Salvadorian living here in New Zealand. We talk about Roberto's experience growing up in El Salvador among the backdrop of the civil war and gang violence, and how the country has managed to massively change its image over the last few years for the better. El Salvador adopted Bitcoin as legal tender in September 2021 and Roberto shares a very

Ben Jarvie
Ben Jarvie
Ben Jarvie
#
73
70
Minutes
April 29, 2024

The Economic Violence of the New Zealand State and the RBNZ with Ben Jarvie

Ben Jarvie is a writer and kiwi Bitcoiner working for Amber App, a Bitcoin-only exchange. We talk about Ben’s recent travels to El Salvador and Madeira, and we reflect on the declining situation of my beloved home country, New Zealand, and in particular the economic violence that the State and the Reserve Bank of New Zealand continues to unleash upon the people through its egregious manipulation of the money. But that said, we know that Bitcoin fixes this, and we are here to build bridges and meet people where they are at!

The Kiwi Bitcoiners
The Kiwi Bitcoiners
The Kiwi Bitcoiners
#
78
45
Minutes
June 3, 2024

Kiwi Bitcoin Builders: Lightning Nodes, Self-Sovereign AI, and Silent Payments

I host the Kiwi Bitcoin Builders monthly catchup for May 2024. There was just a few of us this time talking about running our own Bitcoin Lightning nodes, self Sovereign AI, silent payments, PayNyms and more.

Bitkiwi Paul
Bitkiwi Paul
Bitkiwi Paul
#
7
71
Minutes
January 27, 2023

The Importance of Using Cash with Bitkiwi Paul

I talk with Bitkiwi Paul about my new year's resolution to use more cash and how Bitcoiners might align with it in an increasingly cashless world where surveillance and tracking is normalised.

Bitkiwi Paul
Bitkiwi Paul
Bitkiwi Paul
#
40
66
Minutes
September 8, 2023

Focussing on Proof of Work in Your Personal Life and Unplugging the Distractions with Bitkiwi Paul

I talk with Paul from Bitkiwi, who are organising New Zealand’s premiere Bitcoin meetup events. We talk about focussing on Proof of Work in your personal life, unplugging from the utter distraction of legacy media, and really asking fundamental questions about the future state of government and society.