Growing Food, Grapes and Cannabis with Microgrid Power

June 29, 2022
In this video we look at how agriculture microgrids are powering the growth of food, grapes, and cannabis to ensure adequate production and distribution.

The war in Ukraine and supply chain issues underscore the need for reliable energy to ensure adequate food production and distribution. In this video, we look at agriculture microgrids getting the job done.

Franciso Morocz of Heila Technologies answers the question of whether 100% renewable energy even possible. He presents the case of Stone Edge Farm in Sonoma, California, which has operated on 100% renewables for over five years, effectively off-grid since 2019 through use of emergent intelligence.

Brent Voelker of Kinsely Energy shares the story of a 3.5-MW multigenerator off-grid microgrid and chiller plant operating on liquified natural gas as the sole supplier of electric power, hot water and chilled water to Pennsylvania Options for Wellness, a state-of-the-art medicinal cannabis and research facility.

This discussion is moderated by Michael Stadler, Chief Technology Officer and Co-Founder, Xendee and the video includes a question and answer session recorded during the live event.

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This video was recorded during Microgrid 2022: Microgrids as Climate Heroes. The two-day event was designed to bring together industry leaders, visionaries, and those curious about microgrids. Held in June of 2022 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, the editors at Microgrid Knowledge gathered microgrid leaders for two days of interactive sessions designed to help innovators, developers, utilities, and technology and engineering firms exploring the microgrid space.

The event featured more than 100 speakers across thirty sessions. Panel discussions covered big picture ideas around macro economic influences on the microgrid market, how microgrids can be a building block of US infrastructure and climate goals, why microgrids are becoming important to military missions and the challenges with supporting an electrified economy. The event also included multiple breakout sessions where panelists presented real-world case studies. Each session allowed audience members to ask questions of the panelists.

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