4/04/2011Posted by MJ
The Buffalo News reported that Yahoo has been awarded another megawatt of power and is looking for four more to expand their operations here in Lockport:
Yahoo intends to expand its data center in Lockport with an eye on making Western New York a hub for its East Coast operations.
The New York Power Authority today is expected to approve an allocation of one megawatt of low-cost hydropower for the Yahoo data center to help facilitate the expansion, which would shift work from India and from elsewhere in the United States.
That would add an estimated 20 jobs to the Lockport data center, which opened in August and is projected to create 125 positions when the facility fully ramps up its operation.
Anyone have a good link for a list of top incentives per job in the US? I tried a quick search and found nothing of note. Though a big debate, it is nice to see something going on here. I just wish we would get the high speed lines into the city and start marketing them, especially at a building like Harrison Place. I know of at least on company that left the town several years back because of the lack of data speed (went to Amherst.)
Yahoo already has a commitment of 15 megawatts of low-cost hydropower and is using about two-thirds of that. In addition to the extra megawatt up for a vote today, Yahoo is negotiating with the Power Authority for four more megawatts....