As part of the upgrade, the existing 25 kV power supply will be enhanced to 120 kV, to improve security and reliability of power supplies for the critical facility.
Large data centers are industrial scale operations that can use as much electricity as a small town. They are often located in cold climates to minimize the cost of cooling and related electricity consumption.
Montreal’s cool environment is well suited for datacenters with the added advantage of competitive electricity tariffs based almost completely on renewable hydropower. Quebec also offers attractive tax incentives to promote the information technology sector.
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