Workshop On Energy Impacts Of Cannabis Cultivation
The CPUC will hold a workshop on the energy impacts of cannabis cultivation featuring stakeholders from California and other cannabis producing states.
WHEN: Tuesday, February 28, 2017, 1 p.m. – 5:15 p.m.
WHERE: CPUC Auditorium, 505 Van Ness Avenue, San Francisco; also available in real-time and archived via video webcast<http://www.californiaadmin.com/ca/cpuc/
WHO: California regulators; utility companies, cannabis growers, energy efficiency consultants; there will also be a public comment session
WHAT: Cannabis is an energy intensive crop when grown indoors. Other states have experienced an increase in electricity demand after legalizing recreational cannabis. For example, half of load growth in Colorado is now attributable to new cannabis cultivation. This workshop is designed to explore opportunities for ensuring that expected load growth associated with cannabis cultivation in California is consistent with California’s clean energy goals. After the workshop, staff will issue a report summarizing the workshop and making recommendations for the CPUC’s consideration. See the agenda below.