CULTIVATE energy optimization

SERVICES

 

Cultivate EO offers technical energy management solutions and demand-side management program services to the cannabis industry, utilities, and local/state governments.  We bring key stakeholders together to help engage, educate, and incent energy saving equipment and technology upgrades for cannabis cultivation businesses.

 
 

Cannabis Cultivators

Utility and Government

Energy Assessments

Cultivate EO delivers confidential and customized on-site ASHRAE Level 2 technical energy assessments. Our team documents and identifies every aspect of energy use in the facility. Derived from investigating each piece of installed equipment and current operating processes, we generate a comprehensive “Grower Insights” report that presents the when, how, where, and why the facility uses electricity each day.

Utility Spending Analysis  

We assist cannabis cultivation operators with an analysis of their utility spending.  Understanding what may be driving monthly costs and then mitigating or managing these expenses is a key strategy to reducing overall operating expenses. 

Rebate & Tax Credit Qualification 

Cultivate EO is partnered with most utilities to provide cannabis cultivators with access and qualification for equipment upgrade rebates or tax credits.  Before making any equipment purchase our team will pre-qualify the cannabis cultivator for incentives directly with the utility.

Trade Identification & Bid Management

Cultivate EO can assist cannabis cultivators with the identification of local and national trade partners and equipment suppliers capable of providing horticulture specific solutions.  Cultivate remains neutral and does not recommend a specific vendor or supplier - but can assist the cultivator with the rapid collection of bids and proposals from multiple qualified partners to meet their specific requirements.

Benchmarking & Monitoring

Cultivate EO is able to provide national and local performance benchmarking to interested cannabis cultivation businesses in several areas.  Cultivate can also provide real-time energy monitoring solutions and a variety of sensors and tracking systems as needed for cannabis facilities.

Build Outs & Expansion Support

Cultivate EO can assist cultivators with equipment, cooling, and lighting plans for future build outs and expansion.  A sample plan may include designs to maximize product quality and yield while reducing energy and equipment costs. Most upgrade plans can also be  subsidized by local utilities through Cultivate’s relationships and partnerships.

 

Cannabis Energy Program Design

Cultivate EO has designed and currently operates the country’s only cannabis cultivation specific energy management programs. Cultivate EO helps utilities understand the cannabis industry by providing insight and guidance related to the industry’s key market characteristics and needs. We work closely with utility and government clients to create, customize, and then implement unique demand-side management and energy management program offerings to deliver measurable customer engagement, energy savings, and load-shifting/shedding results.

Cannabis Outreach and Engagement

Cultivate EO performs outreach and engagement services on behalf of utilities and governments directly to the cannabis cultivation industry.  Acting as an extension of the utility, we communicate and work directly with the cannabis industry to deliver a variety of services and solutions.

Cultivation Site Assessments/AHRAE Level 1, 2, 3 Audits 

We deliver confidential and customized on-site technical energy assessments. Our team documents and identifies every aspect of energy use in the facility, derived from investigating each piece of installed equipment and current operating processes - we generate comprehensive “Grower Insights” report that presents the when, how, where, and why the facility uses electricity each day.

Measure Identification & Program Pre-Qualification

Cultivate EO works with utilities to identify specific measures in cannabis cultivation facilities that are eligible for DSM incentives and rebate programs.  Our team will pre-qualify planned customer upgrades for utility DSM programs.

Energy Modeling & Savings Potential

Cultivate EO works with utilities to determine predicted energy savings and models within the cannabis cultivation industry targeting specific equipment upgrades on a site-by-site basis.

Rebate Administration

Cultivate EO serves as the rebate administrator for utility programs, ensuring that all documentation is submitted and then issuing funds for eligible measures.

Trade Ally Management

Cultivate EO identifies, qualifies and then manages trade ally networks with specific expertise and offerings for the cannabis industry.  Cultivate never recommends one company over another, but will facilitate the generation of competitive bids for the cultivators that meet utility criteria for incentive programs.