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Co-Generation Services

Cannabis Business Management

"Solar Panels are another source of power for your business.

But they will never provide you with the power to Operate your business".

EVERGREEN GROWERS LLC provides consulting services for Cannabis businesses in California, helping them navigate the electrical grid challenges due to the new Cannabis businesses entering the market. We help our clients make smart decisions that keep their business running smoothly, saving them time and money.

Can't get enough power for your business to scale?

Evergreen Growers LLC offers industry-leading Cannabis Consulting services. We provide advice and guidance on setting up efficient and cost-effective grow operations by utilizing modern technologies and techniques while ensuring compliance with applicable laws and regulations. With our dedicated team of professionals, you can rest assured that you’ll find the right solution for you and have the help you need to get your business off the ground and scaling quickly. With our gas and diesel generator services, you can get the power you need to stay off the grid and keep your business running smoothly.

Better efficiency
GE aeroderivative gas turbines have a lower exhaust temperature and a much lower heat-to-power ratio than heavy duty industrial turbines. This preferred solution supplies high quality steam to smaller industrial cogeneration applications.

Why Cogeneration?
Benefits of cogeneration
GE Gas Power’s aeroderivative gas turbines operate in hundreds of cogeneration plants globally, offering the advantages of both heavy duty gas turbines and gas engines. GE Gas Power serves moderate size applications with high power density solutions. Hospitals, universities, airports, and industries, enjoy the benefits of cogeneration: performance, operational flexibility, cost effectiveness, and more.

GE  Co-Generator
Natural Gas Powered Generator

Cogeneration, also known as Combined Heat and Power (CHP), is a highly efficient process that involves the simultaneous production of electricity and useful heat from a single fuel source. GE Gas Power's aeroderivative gas turbines play a crucial role in cogeneration systems, offering numerous benefits and advantages over traditional power generation methods.

  1. Efficiency: Cogeneration systems with GE Gas Power's aeroderivative gas turbines are known for their high efficiency. They can achieve total efficiencies of up to 80% or more, which is significantly higher than conventional power plants that produce electricity and waste heat separately. This improved efficiency translates into reduced fuel consumption and lower greenhouse gas emissions per unit of useful energy produced.

  2. Energy Sustainability: Cogeneration is a clean and environmentally friendly energy solution. By efficiently utilizing the waste heat that is typically released into the atmosphere in conventional power plants, cogeneration reduces the overall fuel consumption and carbon footprint of the energy generation process. It promotes energy sustainability by making more efficient use of the available resources.

  3. Performance Efficiency: GE Gas Power's aeroderivative gas turbines are designed to deliver excellent performance even in challenging environments. They offer quick startup times, fast load response, and high reliability, making them suitable for various applications, including industrial processes, district heating, and power generation in remote locations.

  4. Flexibility and Reliability: Cogeneration systems with GE's gas turbines provide a reliable and flexible source of energy. They can operate in a wide range of conditions and can quickly adjust their power output to meet changing demands. This flexibility is particularly beneficial in applications where the energy demand fluctuates or requires immediate responses.

  5. Fuel Flexibility: The aeroderivative gas turbines from GE Gas Power are known for their fuel flexibility. They can run on a variety of fuels, including natural gas, biogas, syngas, and certain liquid fuels, allowing users to choose the most economically viable and sustainable fuel option for their specific needs.

  6. Cost Savings: Cogeneration systems with GE's gas turbines offer significant cost savings compared to traditional separate heat and power generation methods. By utilizing waste heat and maximizing energy efficiency, cogeneration reduces the overall fuel consumption, leading to lower operational costs. Additionally, the ability to generate electricity on-site can reduce transmission and distribution losses, further contributing to cost savings.

In summary, GE Gas Power's aeroderivative gas turbines play a vital role in cogeneration systems, providing numerous benefits such as high efficiency, energy sustainability, performance efficiency, flexibility, fuel flexibility, and cost savings. Cogeneration itself is a clean and cost-effective energy solution that promotes energy sustainability by making efficient use of fuel or heat that would otherwise be wasted, making it an essential component of a more sustainable energy future.

The number of amps of power that can be supplied off-grid from the current electrical system depends on several factors, including the capacity of the electrical system, the available power sources (e.g., generators, solar panels, wind turbines), and the energy demands of the off-grid users.

For an off-grid system powered by GE Gas Power's aeroderivative gas turbines or other generators, the maximum number of amps will depend on the generator's capacity and its ability to handle the load. These gas turbines are available in various sizes and power ratings, with capacities ranging from a few megawatts to several tens of megawatts. To calculate the number of amps, you would need to convert the power rating of the generator from megawatts (MW) to amperes (A) using the formula:

Amps (A) = Power (MW) x 1,000,000 / (Voltage (V) x Power Factor)


  • Power (MW) is the generator's capacity in megawatts.

  • Voltage (V) is the voltage of the electrical system (e.g., 120V, 240V, 480V, etc.).

  • Power Factor is the ratio of real power to apparent power (typically ranging from 0.8 to 1).

Keep in mind that off-grid systems often involve energy storage solutions, such as batteries, to store excess energy generated during periods of low demand and supply power during peak times or when the primary power source is unavailable. The sizing of the battery bank and the inverter will also affect the number of amps that can be supplied off-grid.

Fire Department red tagging your Co2 canisters over compliance?

CO2 Cannabis Tanks

Carbon dioxide (CO2) plays a crucial role in the cultivation process for the cannabis industry. It is an essential component of photosynthesis, the biological process through which plants convert light into energy, allowing them to grow and produce vital compounds like cannabinoids and terpenes.

During photosynthesis, cannabis plants absorb CO2 from the surrounding air and, in combination with water and sunlight, convert it into glucose and oxygen. Glucose serves as the primary source of energy for plant growth, while the oxygen released back into the atmosphere benefits the overall air quality within the cultivation facility.

To maximize plant growth and yield, cannabis cultivators often utilize supplemental CO2, particularly in indoor grow facilities. By maintaining elevated levels of CO2 within the growing environment, cultivators can stimulate photosynthesis and boost plant productivity, resulting in faster growth rates, increased bud development, and ultimately higher yields.

However, it can be toxic to humans if the level exceeds 5000 parts per million (ppm). For this reason, it is important to use CO2 sensors to ensure a safe environment. Elevated CO2 levels can displace oxygen in the air, potentially leading to oxygen deprivation, which can pose serious health risks to humans and animals in the vicinity. This is especially concerning in enclosed indoor spaces where proper ventilation may be limited.

To safeguard against potential safety hazards, cannabis businesses should employ CO2 sensors within their cultivation facilities. These sensors monitor the CO2 levels and can trigger alarms or automated systems to maintain safe concentrations. By closely monitoring CO2 levels and ensuring proper ventilation, cultivators can mitigate the risk of dangerous environments and provide a safe workplace for employees and visitors.

In recent times, safety has become a top priority for regulatory bodies overseeing the cannabis industry. The Department of Cannabis Regulations (DCR) has been actively inspecting cultivation facilities and issuing notices of violation to businesses that fail to comply with safety standards. The Fire Department (FD) is also involved in ensuring that proper safety protocols are in place, especially concerning potential fire hazards, which can be exacerbated in indoor grow facilities.

If businesses do not take these safety notices seriously and continue to operate without rectifying the violations, the matter may escalate further. The District Attorney (DA) may intervene and pursue legal actions against non-compliant businesses, which can lead to significant fines, penalties, or even the closure of the offending operations.

To summarize, while CO2 is an essential part of the cannabis cultivation process, it is crucial to use CO2 sensors and adhere to safety standards to ensure a safe environment for all involved. Complying with safety regulations is not only essential to maintain the integrity of the cannabis industry but also to protect the well-being of workers, visitors, and the community.

Evergreen Growers LLC is a Cannabis Consulting firm that specializes in helping businesses stay in compliance with local regulations and fire codes. We have recently worked closely with the Fire Department to help our clients successfully pass their Fire Safety Inspections. Our team has the expertise and experience to assist your business with any Notice of Violations (NOV's), so call us today for a free consultation and let us help you take the next step forward. Read more about our projects today!

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