Data Centers

Data Centers

Alberta is one of the best places to open a data center in North America. Investors benefit from a low cost jurisdiction, with a reliable energy source and strong connectivity.

Alberta is one of the best places to open a data center in North America. Investors benefit from a low cost jurisdiction, with a reliable energy source and strong connectivity.

With the latest technologies for small to large projects, Alberta is your place for a variety of data centers. Alberta is also the only deregulated electricity market in Canada, meaning we have some of the lowest electricity prices in North America.

Benefit from a low cost jurisdiction, reliable energy sources
and strong connectivity.

Low Cost

  • Wholesale power prices have averaged between $18/MWh and $34/MWh since 2015. Current low energy prices represent an opportunity to lock into low long-term rates
    • Competitive priced renewable energy; recent competition averaged $37/MWh for power from renewable energy sources
  • Minimal cooling cost - cool and dry climate minimizes the use of air conditioning to less than 10% of the year. When heating and/or cooling is needed, natural gas supplies are abundant, reliable, and low cost.
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Strong Connectivity

  • Robust telecommunications network and excellent dark/lit fibre capacity
  • Ample network coverage
  • High speed, low latency for efficient user experience and faster transfer of critical data

 

Reliable Cost

  • Alberta boasts a very stable electricity grid with major transmission system upgrades in recent year
  • Plenty of experience with many industrial loads
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Alberta's Innovation Ecosystem

Alberta has an emerging innovation ecosystem. The province is a growing hub for VR, AI, and a growing leader in unmanned vehicles.

Alberta Machine Intelligence Institute (amii) - /organization-items/alberta-machine-intelligence-institute-amii/
amii attracts technology-focused companies and researchers from around the world who choose Alberta as a place to invest in technologies like artificial intelligence and machine learning so they can be more competitive.

Google DeepMind - https://deepmind.com/
Google’s DeepMind is the world leader in artificial intelligence research and its application for positive impact. DeepMind opened its first ever-international AI research office in Alberta, in close collaboration with the University of Alberta.

Contact

Get in touch with your questions or interest in doing business in Alberta:

Email: Invest.Alberta@gov.ab.ca
Phone: +1 587 998 3510
           +1 855 WHY ALTA (North America only)

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Program

Scientific Research and Experimental Development (SR&ED) Tax Credit - https://www.canada.ca/en/revenue-agency/services/scientific-research-experimental-development-tax-incentive-program.html
SR&ED is a federal tax incentive program designed to encourage Canadian businesses of all sizes and in all sectors to conduct research and development in Canada.

Program

Canada-Alberta Jobs Grant (CAJG) - https://www.alberta.ca/canada-alberta-job-grant.aspx
CAJG is an employer-driven training program where employers and government share the cost of training new and existing employees.

Program

Residential and commercial solar program - https://www.efficiencyalberta.ca/solar/
The Residential and Commercial Solar Program offers rebates to homeowners, businesses and non-profits that install solar photovoltaic (PV) systems.