Site 1 is in the planning stage and will focus on data storage with up to 290 PB of data storage available for our clients. Once our first site is operational, we plan to build 5-10 additional modular DC's in Alberta within the next 2-3 years. Additional sites may include compute and network capacity and all are expected to be complementary to the full implementation of 5G.
Alberta is actively seeking new investments and is very supportive of the IT sector. Alberta has abundant reserves of natural gas that are used today for large-scale power generation. Small scale power generation in the field can provide a cost advantage to our DC clients. We also believe our DC's will assist with the advancement of 5G as it is deployed throughout the Province.
Our initial modular DC's will be configured to provide Tier 2 services and security. Within 12 months, we expect to provide our clients with the additional benefits of a new technology which greatly enhances data security.
Our low operating costs will allow us to provide secure data storage at a cost that is significantly less than the large Cloud storage providers.