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EVENTS

Come visit us at the following events:

 


Oct
26
8:00 AM08:00

Cannabis Sustainability Symposium

  • Hyatt Regency Denver at the Convention Center (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

GRAMS PER KILOWATT-HOUR: ENERGY MONITORING FOR RELIABLE DATA

Do you know how much energy you used to grow a pound of flower? Getting accurate energy metrics can be a challenge, but new energy monitoring methods are producing reliable data to help us all better understand the impacts.

Speakers: 

Joe Sullivan, Cultivate Energy Optimization

Brad Queen, Energy Resources

FREE MONEY: HOW TO IMPROVE ENERGY EFFICIENCY AND EARN REBATES

Looking to upgrade your lighting or HVAC systems to save energy? Don’t leave free money on the table – utility rebate programs can help save on costs, experts will explain how.

Speakers: 

Damien Markiewicz, Cultivate Energy Optimization

Bob Gunn, Seinergy

Jacob Schlesinger, Keyes and Fox

 

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Oct
16
to Oct 17

EUCI Conference: The Cannabis Industry Energy Challenge

  • Renaissance Newport Beach (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

A Utility View of Cannabis Industry Energy Issues

This conference will explore the impact and consequences on electricity consumption and power operations of the rapidly growing cannabis industry in the United States. It will focus on evaluating key considerations and planning needs that electric utilities must confront when operating in a market for legal or recreational marijuana grows, considering: • Power operations and grid reliability • Estimating energy requirements • Solutions for efficiency • Policy/rate-design options • Legal and regulatory compliance • Cutting edge information on best equipment and design solutions for optimal efficiency • Designing effective customer programs for cannabis customers

Speakers:

Eric Stern, Cultivate Energy Optimization

Damien Markiewicz, Cultivate Energy Optimization

Joe Sullivan, Cultivate Energy Optimization

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Sep
27
9:00 AM09:00

The ESource Forum

You Don’t Have to Grow It Alone: Cultivating Plants and Load the Efficient Way

Traditional demand-response (DR) programs elicit strong emotions from customers—who wants their thermostat adjusted on the hottest days of summer? Focusing on the customer experience of these programs is important because cost-effective and reliable demand reduction depends on high participation rates. Utilities are increasingly using DR as an alternative to adding supply-side resources, so high opt-out rates aren’t an option. Our speakers will share how customer-centric program design is the recipe for success, and we’ll explore methods for streamlining the customer journey in dual energy-efficiency and DR programs.

Speakers:

Eric Stern, Cultivate Energy Optimization

Dave Bisbee, Sacramento Municipal Utility District

Bryan Jungers, E Source

John Morris, D+R International

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Sep
20
3:45 PM15:45

Rocky Mountain Utility Exchange

The Country’s First Cannabis Cultivator Engagement, Energy Use & Management Program

Currently permitted in 30 states, cannabis cultivation is one of the country’s most energy intensive industries, accounting for an estimated 1% of all U.S. energy use and 4% in Colorado. Thousands of indoor cannabis businesses must manage the significant monthly energy costs of 24-hour lighting, constant HVAC operation, humidification management, irrigation needs, and other varying energy demands – presenting unique challenges to both owners and the utilities that serve them. In the spring of 2018, Holy Cross Energy, in partnership with Cultivate Energy Optimization, created the country’s first and most significant cannabis cultivation energy use and management program – offering its indoor cannabis growers resources and tools to better understand and manage their energy costs. This session will present the unique approach created by Holy Cross to not only engage with their cannabis customers but to also provide them with specialized on-site technical assistance and guidance. Please join us for a fascinating look at how cannabis growers use and manage energy in Colorado, and how one local utility responded with action.

Speakers:

Eric Stern, Cultivate Energy Optimization

Mary Wiener, Holy Cross Energy

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