Powering Indoor Agriculture for Utilities:
Preparing for your Newly Regulated Large Load Customers Conference
Powering Pot. There, we said it. Cannabis cultivation facilities are coming to large warehouses in your service territory. Are you ready?
What’s the big deal? They use A LOT of power. Between grow lights, HVAC systems, and humidity controls, indoor cultivation facilities are adding significant megawatts to your load. This is a new issue. Though utilities have faced the large-load challenges of Data Centers, Indoor Agriculture/Cultivation Facilities have more regulatory obstacles, higher risk, and great opportunities. How are utilities in states where marijuana is legal navigating this new industry? What can you learn from them for when it comes to your state?
Utility professionals and leading subject matter experts are ready to share lessons learned and insights with you. Register today for the most valuable two-day conference of its kind for utilities! At Powering Indoor Agriculture for Utilities: Preparing for your Newly Regulated Large Load Customers Conference, October 21-22, 2015, with co-sponsor Signal Bay, Inc.
Participate in discussions to identify the future demand growth from indoor agriculture, working with this emerging customer segment, and consider opportunities for achieving energy efficiency program goals. Be prepared to navigate change, or if you are already facing these issues, engage with your peers to understand the challenges they have faced. Bring your colleagues to learn from detailed case studies on how your utility peers handle the rapid demand growth from new indoor agriculture facilities! This is a peer-to-peer conference for utility professionals and solution providers. It is not open to the public.
Invest in this 2-day topic immersion to gain insight on the energy of indoor cultivation. Hear examples, success stories and insights directly from utility professionals representing Xcel Energy, Puget Sound Energy, and more!
Participants Will Learn:
- How trends in cannabis legalization are affecting the power system
- Shifting demands from small decentralized gardens to massive centralized indoor grows
- The technologies at play including lighting and cooling systems
- The regional differences in facility design and operation strategy.
- What a typical cultivation facility demand curve looks like, and how to prepare for the demand
- How utilities in Colorado, Washington, and California have dealt with the changing regulations
- The potential for indoor agricultural food production, and what that could mean for long term energy demands
- and much more!
Need a sample first? Join us on Wednesday, September 2, 2015 for a 1-hour webinar on the emerging energy demands and associated regulatory and customer service considerations from indoor agriculture including cannabis cultivation, with Lori Glauser of Signal Bay Inc. Click Here for more details.
Powering Indoor Agriculture for Utilities features leading subject matter experts and case study examples of how utilities are navigating the emergence of legal cannabis production. Learn how to prepare your organization for these coming changes.