Month: March 2017

Buzzkill for utilities’ high hopes of legal-weed power surge

By Christopher Martin, Bloomberg News With local restrictions on marijuana easing across the U.S., power suppliers from California to Maine were expecting a little buzz of their own from newly legitimate pot farmers. After all, a 5,000-square-foot warehouse filled with hydroponic growing systems can draw five times the electricity of a typical industrial user. But…

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