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Utilities & Efficiency Programs

The Utility Working Group shares challenges and solutions for reaching cultivator customers and delivering programs for controlled environment agriculture facilities.

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A critical part of the Technical Advisory Council, the Utility Working Group activities for 2021 include:

  • Informing the USDA-funded CEA and member-funded cannabis market characterization reports
  • HVAC and Lighting Best Practices Guides for multiple resource-intensive crops and building types
  • Best practices guidance for utility programs serving producers of hemp, food, and floriculture crops
  • Guidance on calculating energy savings for post-harvest processes
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What others are saying about RII

As a growing multi-state operator with a commitment to sustainability, we rely on trusted partners who know how to help us scale most efficiently. The RII network is invaluable as we expand to new markets.

Panda FarmsDavid Alport, President, Panda Farms

We have a history of engagement with the key organizations shaping the sectors in which we operate, from ASHRAE to the Air-Conditioning Heating & Refrigeration Institute (AHRI). In the cannabis cultivation and controlled environment agriculture markets, RII is our go-to partner.

Desert AireKeith Coursin, President, Desert Aire

“RII is a non-profit organization trusted by governments, utilities and the supply chain to lead
the collaboration that will determine the resilient path forward for CEA.”

Corinne WilderVP-Global Commercial Operations, Fluence by OSRAM

RII is the centerpoint of activity related to optimization of cultivation facilities.

Nick CollinsCEA | Maine

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Join today and receive your ticket to an effective CEA program

RII’s first-of-its-kind Program Design & Market Engagement Primer for Energy Efficiency Utilities & Program Implementers Serving Cannabis Cultivators is a byproduct of significant contributions by our 2020 Utility Working Group and provides you with unique insights to enhance your engagement with utility programs.

In this Primer, you will find peer-reviewed overviews and guidance from the leading CEA utility programs on the following topics:

  • Utility energy efficiency program planning, including coordination between utilities and governments
  • Program design, including measure identification and savings methodologies
  • Program implementation, including market engagement
  • Overview of North American cannabis and CEA utility programs, including incentive structures and contact info.

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When you join RII, you immediately gain:

  • Network access

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  • Recognition

  • Free workshop attendance

  • PowerScore data insights

Educational Curriculum
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Planning & Verification Platform 
data analysis to support project savings claims, peer-reviewed load calculators and measurement & verification guidelines from leading programs throughout North America