Energy

CAN (ON): New transmission line expected to meet growing electricity needs in Windsor-Essex

The Independent Electricity System Operator (IESO) has requested Hydro One to develop and construct a transmission line to meet the increasing electricity needs in the Windsor-Essex region. “The IESO is committed to ensuring Ontario businesses and communities have the electricity they need to grow and…

Essex County, Ontario

Canada: Hydro One to boost Leamington greenhouses power supply

Leamington, a municipality in Ontario, Canada, has an ever-expanding greenhouse industry. In the very near future it will get a major power boost with a new 230-kilovolt…

GreenTech heading down the home stretch

Day three of the GreenTech is in full swing. Until 5 pm, everyone can still attend a lecture (click here for the programme), visit a pavilion, drop by the stands for a chat, or take a look at an interesting product. And don't forget to ask our 'photographer army' to take your picture if they haven't done…

CAN (AB): Grower installs Canada's largest rooftop solar system

Freedom Cannabis is installing a solar array at its 126,000 square foot facility in Acheson, Alberta, located 20 kilometres west of Edmonton. The 1,830 kW solar array, supplied by ENMAX, will be Canada's largest rooftop solar install to-date, according to the company. Cannabis grow facilities consume a…

Stephanie Freund, Sundara Energy:

"Infrastructure constraints remain a challenge to greenhouse operators"

Energy and power costs for greenhouse operators represents a substantial percentage of their overall operating costs. Canadian greenhouse vegetable producers rely on natural gas for a majority of their heating needs - and power of course is needed for the general operation and the lighting systems. The…

Growers forced to focus on energy efficiency as cannabis prices drop

As marijuana becomes more mainstream, an increasing number of utilities are seeing growers set up shop in their service territories — at times creating distribution system issues, and in general bringing significant new demand. With federal legalization now a topic du jour, there is a growing focus on…

Environmental impacts and opportunities for the cannabis industry

The cannabis industry is lighting up, but at what cost? The social and health implications of cannabis have been hotly debated, but the environmental impacts and opportunities offered by the rapidly expanding cannabis industry have received far less attention, despite calls to add the environment to the…

Samsung sets new photon efficacy level in white LED packages

"High photon efficacy enables indoor farms to save on energy costs"

Samsung announced an enhancement to its mid-power LED package – the LM301H – for horticulture applications, such as greenhouse and vertical farming. At 3.10 micromoles per…

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…


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