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August 29 2013

Data Centers : Quebec can succeed at the game!

Kelvin Emtech



Having a distinct advantage in renewable energy, Quebec appears to be a destination of choice for the establishment of data centers. Large projects such as OVH in Beauharnois or Ericsson in Vaudreuil confirm this.

However, companies remain reluctant to choose Quebec as their new destination centers, blaming a "lack of visibility"  as stated by Gary Cook from Greenpeace. "I'm surprised we never see Quebec in information technology fairs. We see Finland, Sweden, Iceland. Quebec should definitely be there. "

Moreover, Michel Chartier stated that data centers produce evident economic benefits. With the creation of approximately forty jobs per megawatt, the market of data centers is comparable to that of aluminum.

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