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The California Housing Crisis Is Coming To The Electrical Grid: Download The Analyst's Report Today!

MBS Engineering has assembled a collection of high-value technical resources on the topic of power generation for greenhouse and grow room operations, and the cannabis industry at large. MBS is making this collection of analyst’s reports - not yet seen by the public - available to members of Growers Network.

California Power Utility Prices Are Set To Rise - Analyst’s Report

The California power grid is not being developed at a pace matching the population influx, or the growing demand for power. MBS performed a marginal cost calculation to predict the coming price per kWh for grid electric power; the results are shocking. This might be of special interest to the @CAgrowopowners @GrowOpEmployees and @Investors.

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See How Gas Turbines Stack Up Against Grid Electric: Reduce CO2 and Cost

Cost Head To Head : Grid Electric Vs. On-Site CHP For Cannabis

CO2 Emissions Head To Head : Grid Electric vs. On-Site CHP For Cannabis

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MBS invites you to contact Dan Whaley, Sr. Engineer, at (925) 334-7200, or Zackery West, Customer Success Manager, with questions about gas turbines in the cannabis industry.


Quite a challenge for those with operations in California. To those outside of Cali, what are you currently using for power (grid v. other source), how is it working for you and are your costs manageable, and are you contemplating a switch?


Fascinating report. It augurs ill for us all, no? There are also problems with natural gas, to be fair, as in how it’s extracted. Nevertheless, the main point of the paper is to point out the issue of energy consumption not keeping pace with availability.

Currently about 30% of the energy produced in California comes from renewable sources suchas solar and wind.

I had no idea it was that high. I also wonder if nuclear will come back in favor - if they’re ever able to cap Fukushima (thing’s still bleeding into the ocean, right?).

Cool report


Many people forget that natural gas is the cleanest of hydrocarbons. It produces no particulates, producing only water and CO2. The game-changer for gas turbines used by, say, PG&E vs. on-site at a grow operation, is CHP or cogeneration. Here are some great resources we’ve collected on CHP benefits, from the Department of Energy and the Environmental Protection Agency.

We saw some indications that the little proliferation for the power grid that’s currently planned - despite being far behind the demand curve - could be in the form of nuclear. As you point out, that carries its own risks.