Energy

CA (ON): Producer receives second pre-approval for Save on Energy incentive program

James E. Wagner Cultivation Corporation has received its second pre-approval for the Save on Energy incentive program for its retrofit climate control systems. According to…

CA (BC): Power installation completed in the city of Coalinga

Next Green Wave Holdings has announced that Pacific Gas & Electric has successfully completed the electrical installation and connection to the transformer providing power to our 35,000 sq. ft. indoor facility and the entire cannabis zoned development property it is situated on. "Seven lots extending…

Rolls-Royce and ABB announce global microgrid cooperation

Rolls-Royce and ABB have announced a global partnership on microgrid technology and advanced automation. Together the two companies will offer an energy-efficient microgrid solution for utilities, commercial and industrial entities. A microgrid is a small scale electric grid that combines power from…

"More than just hot air"

Correctly circulating air in a glasshouse can be tricky as you can’t see currents and airflow. Here are some tips and tricks you can use to optimise air movement in your glasshouse. by Jon Swain Optimising the climate for crop health should be a key objective of any grower, but achieving the optimum conditions is easier said…

"We'll ensure BC Hydro works for people again"

The provincial government of British Columbia is introducing legislative amendments to further implement recommendations from the first phase of the comprehensive BC Hydro…

Canada: British Columbia invests in liquid natural gas

Legislation introduced by the government of British Columbia will pull together the final pieces needed to deliver liquid natural gas (LNG) investment that brings long-term benefits to the province and thousands of good-paying jobs for B.C. workers, while operating within strong environmental…

UK: "Make sure you are ESOS compliant"

Any large organisation in the UK with 250+ employees or a turnover greater than £39m is required to comply with the Energy Savings Opportunities Scheme (ESOS). For anyone who qualifies, the time is now to make arrangements to meet the requirements of this statutory scheme. However, at NFU Energy they…

Cannabis and clean energy

Legal cannabis cultivation in the U.S. consumes an estimated 1.1 terawatt-hours of electricity a year, according to the 2018 Cannabis Energy Report, published by Scale Microgrid Solutions along with New Frontier Data and the Resource Innovation Institute. With this amount of energy being expended, cleaner and more efficient…

"BC Hydro could do more to improve cybersecurity on its power system"

The Office of the Auditor General of British Columbia has released a new report: Detection and Response to Cybersecurity Threats on BC Hydro’s Industrial Control Systems . The audit found that BC Hydro is effectively managing cybersecurity risk by detecting and responding to cybersecurity incidents on…

US (CA): "We wanted to reduce our carbon footprint from the start"

In Desert Hot Springs, California, the luxury cannabis company Canndescent recently installed a 282.6 kilowatt solar system that can generate enough energy to power around half of its growing operation. According to the company, it’s the first on-site solar system to power a large-scale cannabis growing…

Report shows fossil-free options for six types of cultivation

NL: "CHP best option for now, but heat pump a good alternative when energy prices rise"

For almost all cultivations in all regions, fossil-free scenarios can be imagined. If the prices of energy carriers such as gas and electrics will rise in the coming years because of market developments or because of surcharges to the market price, money can be saved for companies by switching to…

On cannabis cultivation power needs

With interest in cannabis cultivation at an all-time high, Efficiency Vermont has been getting a lot of questions lately about the best ways to nurture indoor plants. Mimicking the effects of the sun is an energy-intensive business. Growing cannabis or other plants indoors uses about 10 times as much…

US (CA): MMJ sales are escalating, along with growers' energy costs

Two months into California’s law to legalize the production and distribution of marijuana, sales are going through the roof. But so, too, are their energy bills — or at least…


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