CANADA’S POT FARM POWER DRAIN
Pot Growers Costing Canada $500 Million in Power Theft; Smart meters and advanced analytics could come to the rescue.
Katherine Tweed, July2, 2013 (Greentech Media)
“…[I]t takes a lot of energy to grow blueberry kush, purple sour diesel, voodoo or any of the dozens of other potent strains of marijuana available in North America…In the U.S. alone, indoor cannabis growing uses about $5 billion in power annually, mostly to power the irrigation system and powerful lights beneath which the plants grow…Many indoor pot growers are not paying their electric bills in full, likely because they are outlaws in the eyes of the Canadian or U.S. federal governments. Many marijuana growers mask their operations by stealing some or all of the power…” click here for more