Cogeneration Systems for Controlled Agriculture
Technology to Optimize Plant Growth.
Lighting and tight control of temperature and humidity required for high productivity and quality make indoor cannabis cultivation an energy-intensive proposition. Electricity use must be carefully managed to avoid high utility demand charges. Costly transmission and distribution upgrades are often required, and in some cases, the utility simply cannot supply enough power at all.
Power outages are increasingly in the news as an aging electrical infrastructure faces new stresses from severe weather due to climate change. Even if these energy costs and risks can be managed, the industry must be careful to avoid intensifying climate change through a ballooning carbon footprint.
The Role of Cogeneration Systems
Integrated cogeneration systems from Kinsley Energy minimize energy costs, reduce carbon footprint, and ensure energy security for maximum competitiveness over the long-term. We consult closely with our customers to optimize the cost and efficiency of integrated energy plants that maintain continuity of power and control of grow room climate, both in parallel with or islanded from the electric grid.
In February 2022, Kinsley Energy Systems commissioned a 3,500kW TEDOM CHP system with an integrated electric chiller plant serving the Pennsylvania Options for Wellness cannabis cultivation facility in Pennsylvania. The system operates independently from the grid, supplied by PA-produced Liquified Natural Gas (LNG).
In 2022, Kinsley will supply 3,600kW of CHP with a 840-ton absorption chiller to supply 70% of the cooling demand an 88% of the electric power to 70,000 square feet of canopy in MA. Fueled by Compressed Natural Gas (CNG), the system will provide uninterrupted power in the event of an extended utility outage.