Diversifying the Economy in Timmins
Diversifying our economy is an important part of the Timmins 2020 Strategic Plan. The more that we diversify the less we are dependent on mining for our economic well being. One of the projects that could help Timmins diversify is the attraction of green data centers.
Green data centers support things like
- “Cloud” computing.
- Host applications.
- Backup storage capacity.
- Platforms for a business’ IT service.
- Delivering content.
- Storing databases and archives.
Data center operators are looking toward the future and the ways in which they can be sustainable and environmentally friendly. Looking to sustainable energy sources like wind, solar and hydropower. Timmins has a cooler climate and is in close proximity to numerous water sources that could assist in keeping equipment cool during day-to-day operations. Utilizing cooler weather or water-cooling is not only sustainable but reduces overhead cooling costs allowing for a center to become more profitable.
The TEDC is currently implementing a Data Storage Attraction initiative that will work to identify interest in establishing a data storage facility in Timmins. Timmins is also being marketed as an ideal place for this type of development. Keep your eyes peeled for more information.