Power Hour: A budding opportunity for efficiency
May 22 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
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As the cannabis industry grows, so does its carbon footprint. Indoor grow operations require a large amount of energy and have historically used inefficient technology for lighting, ventilation, and dehumidification.
Join us as we learn about a local business who is shining a light on the opportunities that exist for the cannabis industry to shift to more sustainable practices. Deschutes Growery is saving $192,000 per year by cutting energy use in their operations and producing solar energy on site with a 56.4kW solar installation. They are cutting their energy use with LED lighting and unlike many growers, they are using LEDs for all growth stages of the plant with optimized lighting wavelengths for different stages of growth. Because their LED lights produce minimal heat, Deschutes Growery has been able to put the lights much closer to the plants as part of their innovative mobile racking system.
This will be a fun and informative session for other cultivators, carbon-conscious cannabis consumers, and curious community members who want a glimpse into a burgeoning economic sector in Central Oregon.
Our panelists will include
- Justin Clapick, Co-founder, Deschutes Growery
- Marty Stipe, Senior Energy Analyst, Energy Trust of Oregon Industry and Agriculture Program
- Kandis Bray, Lighting Specialist, Energy Trust of Oregon Commercial and Industrial Program
Thank you to our title Power Hour sponsor
Thank you to our beverage sponsor