By Al

Cannabis Grow Ongoing Concern for Power Companies

from the Marijuana Business Daily

December 4th, 2015

Cultivation Power Price Tag Could Reach $11 Billion Nationwide

One of the most painful – and expensive – parts of cultivating marijuana commercially can be the price of electricity to power grow lamps, especially for those with indoor warehouse operations. According to a four-year-old research paper, the industry at that point was already using $6 billion a year in power, and new numbers suggest that figure could jump to $11 billion, the High Country News reported.