Bitcoin mining firms will now have to pay twice more for electricity in Quebec. The energy regulator of the Canadian province, Régie de l’énergie, gave the region’s utility firm, Hydro-Quebec, the go-ahead to impose a deterrent tariff that will see cryptocurrency miners paying double the rate that is levied on households and other utility customers. The rate for new cryptocurrency miners entering the province will now be 15 cents per kilowatt hour. This tariff will be used until the new regulations on cryptocurrency in August. Hydro-Quebec’s total electricity generating capacity is 37,000 megawatts.