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Pot Power: Indoor cannabis grows could drive big increase in regional electricity demand

Pot Power: Indoor cannabis grows could drive big increase in regional electricity demand

By Ted Sickinger on September 06, 2014

Fun fact of the day: Growing four pot plants indoors sucks as much electricity as 29 refrigerators.

Regional power planners and utilities are taking note.

In fact, the legalization of recreational marijuana in the Northwest could make indoor commercial cannabis cultivation one of the biggest new drivers of electricity demand in the region in coming years, according to new report by staff at the Northwest Power and Conservation Council.

And that growth could come on bodaciously fast.

http://www.oregonlive.com/business/index.ssf/2014/09/pot_power_indoor_cannabis_grow.html






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