- Using CHP for Reliable On-Site Generation
- October 5, 2017 | Author: Joshua L. Belcher
- Law Firm: Eversheds Sutherland (US) LLP - Washington Office
The cannabis industry consumes enormous amounts of energy to power lighting, climate control, drying and curing operations. Industry-wide, annual energy costs reach into the billions of dollars. This much is clear, energy costs have a significant impact on a producer’s profitability and competitiveness.With the right energy strategy, such on-site generation using small combined heat and power (CHP) facilities, growers can both reduce energy costs and increase operational efficiency. While technical consultants can help assess efficiencies and design an effective CHP system, in his article for Marijuana Venture, Eversheds Sutherland Counsel Joshua Belcher discusses key legal considerations that also must be taken to account.