September 21, 2023 4:00 PM


Running a vertical farm during an energy crisis

Using renewable energy sources to power your vertical farm

If you are considering powering your vertical farm from a diversified energy resource or if you are generating energy and are looking for alternative connections, this webinar is for you!

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September 21, 2023 4:00 PM
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IGS believes that our vertical farming technology has a significant role to play in the creation of a secure, stable and sustainable global food system. Like other industries, vertical farming is not immune from the challenges created by the availability and cost of grid energy, but utilising renewables can help greatly reduce costs and make for a more sustainable way to create produce.

In this webinar, we will discuss options for powering your vertical farm from diversified energy sources and why vertical farms are a great alternative to selling to the grid.

Join our founder & CTO, Dave Scott and a panel of experts on Thursday 21st September, 4pm BST to discover:

  • How energy sources, such as solar, wind, hydro and biofuels can reduce the environmental and operational impact of indoor agriculture
  • How these diversified energy sources can be used to attract investment
  • How IGS works to form collaborative relationships with growers and energy infrastructure partners allowing each to recognise the benefits of a co-location partnership
  • The benefits of early engagement with energy partners and why it is crucial to include this as part of your business case planning (and not after)
  • How to become your own utility company; why you need to think about more than just the installation of alternative energy sources
  • Data is key; why you need open data management systems
  • Why its important to look to the future; the benefits of microgrids in Controlled Environment Agriculture (CEA) and, the breakout moment for electricals

Join our founder and CTO, Dave Scott, as well as Alan Wilson, Managing Director of SELECT and Travis Graham, Global Segment Leader - Indoor Growing, Schneider Electric, as they discuss all of this and more.

Introducing the speakers

Dave Scott

Co-founder & CTO, Intelligent Growth Solutions

In 2013, Dave co-founded IGS, drawing on his significant engineering experience in automation and electrical control systems. Dave has developed breakthrough technologies for indoor growing environments addressing the critical economic and operational issues of power reduction and increased automation in this sector.

Alan Wilson

Managing Director, SELECT

Alan joined SELECT in 2004 and has spent more than 40 years serving the construction sector via trade associations and the private and public sector. The holder of a Masters degree in construction law, Alan is a tireless advocate for fairer payment and regulation of the electrical industry, is chair of the Construction Industry Collective Voice (CICV) and holds senior roles on several industry bodies.

Travis Graham

Global Segment Leader - Indoor Growing, Schneider Electric

Travis Graham is the Global Segment Leader - Indoor Growing for Schneider Electric.  The focus of this business is to provide holistic energy and automation solutions for all indoor growing customers. Travis has a strong background in energy and automation solutions with experience in helping his customers to meet their infrastructure needs.

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