In the cannabis industry, energy costs can account for up to 20% of the operating expenses for cannabis grow houses. As cannabis prices decline and electricity prices rise, it becomes crucial for these companies to reduce energy costs, ensure reliable energy supply, and increase energy efficiency. Regatta SolutionsTM recognizes these challenges and aims to assist cannabis growers in achieving profitability by offering innovative and environmentally friendly energy infrastructure solutions.
To address the energy challenges faced by cannabis grow houses, Regatta SolutionsTM provides tailored solutions to increase energy efficiency, reduce costs, and ensure reliable energy supply. The following actions are implemented:
Agave® Utility Bill Management Virtual Energy Management Service:
- Conducting energy audits to identify areas for improvement and optimize energy usage.
- Utilizing Agave® Systems to track utility data, submeters, and building management
systems for centralized reporting and evaluation.
- Real-time data analysis and energy-saving alerts to maximize efficiency.
Combined Heat and Cooling:
- Implementing Thermax’s Multi-Energy Driven Absorption chiller to reduce energy
consumption associated with cooling and heating.
- Utilizing waste heat from a combined heat and power (CHP) system to generate chilled
water, thereby lowering energy bills and environmental impact.
CO2 Production and Recapture:
- Deploying distributed generation systems to produce electricity and capture carbon dioxide (CO2) for plant fertilization.
- Purifying CO2 from low emissions engine exhaust and using it as fertilizer, providing economic value to the grower.
- Implementing distributed generation facilities with technologies such as combined heat and power, solar PV, and energy storage.
- Deploying microgrids to reduce demand charges and ensure a reliable energy supply.
The implementation of these solutions has brought significant benefits to cannabis grow houses:
- Environmental Reduced energy consumption for cooling and heating through the utilization of the Multi-Energy Driven Absorption chiller.
- Optimized energy usage through the Agave® Utility Bill Management Service, resulting in lower energy costs.
- Lowered carbon emissions through CO2 capture and utilization, contributing to sustainable cultivation practices.
- Decreased operating costs by reducing energy expenses, which can account for up to 20% of total operating costs.
Ensured a consistent and reliable energy supply through microgrid implementation, reducing dependence on the external electrical grid.
Cannabis Grow Houses face significant energy challenges in a competitive market. Regatta SolutionsTM offers customized solutions to address these challenges, including utility bill management, combined heat and cooling systems, CO2 production and recapture, microgrid implementation, and financing and asset management services. By partnering with Regatta SolutionsTM, cannabis grow houses can optimize energy usage, reduce costs, and ensure reliable and efficient energy supply, ultimately enhancing profitability in the cannabis industry.