- How Electric Utilities Can Respond to the Growth of Legal Cannabis
- December 14, 2017 | Author: Joshua L. Belcher
- Law Firm: Eversheds Sutherland (US) LLP - Washington Office
Energy & Mining International
As the legalization of cannabis continues to expand in the United States, smart utilities are actively taking steps to engage these unique users and help them to develop strategies to manage their current and future energy consumption. Why? Because the cannabis industry, especially indoor grow operations, is a voracious consumer of electricity with potentially significant impacts on grid infrastructure.In his article for Energy & Mining International, Eversheds Sutherland attorney Joshua Belcher discusses navigating the relationship between utilities and the cannabis industry and the need for a better understanding of what is possible in grow operation energy management.