Sarnia-Lambton Data Centre OverviewSarnia-Lambton Economic Partnership
Sarnia-Lambton, Ontario, CanadaLocated on the Ontario-Michigan border, at thesouthern tip of Lake Huron.
Sarnia-Lambton is centrally locatedwith abundant access totransportation:• Access to Highway 402 and the400 series highways to London andToronto or I69 and I94 for US boundtraffic.• Direct flights from Sarnia to Toronto• 130km from Detroit InternationalAirport (Delta hub), 109km fromLondon International Airport• Part of the St. Lawrence SeawaySystem• Rail access to the Chicago-Torontorail corridorTransportation
Sarnia-Lambton’s MunicipalitiesSarnia-Lambton is comprised ofeleven municipalities, which makeup the County of Lambton. Thelargest and most well knownmunicipality is the City of Sarnia.County population126,200 (2011 Census)County Labour force74,485 (ages 20-64 2011Census)Estimated unemploymentrate 8.4% (Source – Sarnia-Lambton Workforce DevelopmentBoard, Oct. 2012)
Regional Educational Facilities2,20031,505Wayne State University4,26347,954Michigan State University4,884St. Clair College (MI)43,000Baker College2,0008,19027,978University of Waterloo20,500St. Clair College4251,41916,883University of Windsor15,000Fanshawe College2201,88827,445Western University2,500Lambton CollegeComputerScienceEngineeringTotalStudents
Sarnia-Lambton’s Talent HighlightsConstruction TradesOver 5,000 people work in the construction tradeSarnia is well known for large complex construction projects inthe Sarnia-Lambton Biohybrid Chemistry Cluster.Professional, Scientific and Technical servicesOver 2,800 people work in the professional, scientific andtechnical servicesSarnia is located within 2 hours of Ontario’s best technicaluniversities (University of Waterloo, University of WesternOntario, University of Windsor)Sarnia is home to many engineering and design firms includingWorleyParsons and SNC-LavalinNOVA Chemical’s Information Technology Group and GlobalAccounting Services are located in Sarnia.
Sarnia-Lambton’s Energy InfrastructureLambton Generating Station – 950 MWTransAlta Energy Corporation – 506 MW Co-generationfacilityGreenfield Energy – 1,005 MWSt. Clair Energy Centre – 577 MWSolar farms - Enbridge 80 MW / NextEra 2 x 20 MWRooftop Solar FIT projectsWind - Sky Generation 16.5 MW, Forest Co-op, IPC,SuncorUnion Gas – Dawn Natural Gas Storage complexNatural Gas, Oil and Hydrogen Pipeline Infrastructure
Competitive Hydro RatesBluewater Power graduated commercialrates based on usageFIT Solar PV rooftop program could resultin some cost savingsTransAlta Energy Cogeneration – 20%savings when located in the BluewaterEnergy Park
Sample Power Cost CalculationSize (sq Feet) 100,000Total Power Usage (kW) 10,000Total Monthlly Power Usage (kWh) 7,200,000Loss adjustment Factor (applicable on all kwhr linesexcept DRC)1.0045Montly Energy Cost (Bluewater Power)Distribution per kW $1.3429 $13,429.00Monthly Service Charge per Customer $24,916.23 $24,916.23Transmission Connection Charge per kW $2.3498 $23,498.00Transmission Network Charge per kW $2.7310 $27,310.00Weighted Hourly Average Price per kWh $0.0223 $161,282.52Wholesale Market Service rate (incl. RRA and CAC) perkWh$0.0069 $49,903.56Debt Retirement Charge per kWh $0.0070 $50,400.00Global Adjustment $0.0392 $283,410.63Total Monthly Energy Cost $634,149.94Total Cost per kWh (before taxes) $0.08808Taxes 13% $716,589.44Total Cost per kWh (after taxes) $0.09953
Moderate Temperature Trends - SarniaSource: Farmzone.comModerate summer temperatures and low winter temperaturesFC
8500 Hours of “Free Cooling” – Green GridSarniaSarnia-Lambton’smoderate climate andclose proximity to LakeHuron reduces coolingcosts with 8500 hoursof “Free Cooling”
Low Seismic Hazard Compared to Other Regionsin the US & CanadaSarnia
Low Seismic Hazard Compared to Other Regionsin Southern OntarioSarniaThe last “felt” earthquakein Sarnia was in 2010 froma 5.0 quake, 60 km northof Ottawa (over 500 milesfrom Sarnia).
Relative Low Tornado RiskSarniaLast reported majortornado in theSarnia-Lambtonarea was in 1991.
Environmental Factor SummaryModerate summer temperatures and cool winter temperatures8500 Hours of Free CoolingClose to Lake Huron and St. Clair river for air and water coolingcost savingsLow Seismic RiskLow Flood RiskRelatively Low Tornado RiskLow Hurricane RiskNo Forest Fire RiskNo Volcano RiskNo Tsunami Risk
Telecommunications InfrastructureSarnia-Lambton telecommunication service providesBell CanadaCogecoRogersAllstreamTelusEastLinkBrooke TelecomExeculinkBluewater Power - locally owned power utility for pole access.Point of Presence on Canada’s Advanced Network Alliance (CANARIE).Located near railway fiber route that connects to Michigan via the St.Clair Rail Tunnel.
Internationally Competitive Business EnvironmentCompetitiveLabour CostsCompetitiveTaxesCompetitiveUtilities
202 acres (81.7 hectares) divisible to suiteclientLocated next to The Research Park and TheBioinnovation CentreTwo minutes drive to Provincial Highway 402Five minutes drive to Ontario / MichiganborderZoned for light industrialServices - electrical, natural gas, water,sanitary sewersOwned by City of SarniaSite Location Option 1 –The Sarnia Business & Research Park
Site Location Option 2 –TransAlta Energy Park, City of Sarnia268 acres (108.5 hectares), with170 acres (68.8 hectares) currentlyavailableAdjacent to the St. Clair RiverSteam and electrical poweravailable from neighbouringTransAlta Sarnia RegionalCogeneration Plant, a 506Megawatt cogeneration facilityconstructed in 2002.“Behind the fence” electrical pricingfor industries locating in the Park110,000 sq.ft. (10,219 sq. metres)laboratory and office complex
Site Location Option 3 –Sarnia 402 Business Park, City of Sarnia85 acres (34.4 hectares) divisible tosuit clientOn Provincial Highway 402Five minutes to Ontario / MichiganborderZoned for industry, office, andrelated usesServices - Electrical, natural gas,water, sanitary sewers, storm watermanagementOwned by City of Sarnia
The Sarnia-Lambton ApproachWe take a business approach to developmentWe take an innovative approach to many issuesWe value long-term relationshipsWe welcome you to our communitySarnia-Lambton Economic PartnershipThe Research Park, Sarnia Lambton1086 Modeland Rd., Building 1050, Suite 100Sarnia ON Canada N7S 6L2519-332-1820 Toll free NA email@example.com
Contacts:Geoff GreeningMarket Development Consultantgeoff@sarnialambton.on.caGeorge MallayGeneral Managermallay@sarnialambton.on.ca1-800-972-7642www.sarnialambton.on.ca