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Surge Protection in a Medical Marijuana Grow-Op

Recently an Ontario based company opened a 200,000 square foot marijuana grow-op. The facility is a former auto parts plant, located in the GTA (Greater Toronto Area).

John Shamess from Innosys Power worked with the client to install TPS Surge Protection Devices in the plant. The medical marijuana industry is growing rapidly. Large investments are being made in production facilities.

There are unique infrastructure requirements for marijuana producers, including access to uninterrupted high-wattage electricity, sophisticated security systems and a location near, but not in the middle of major markets. There are several facilities now across Canada in excess of 200,000 square feet.

The new plant will employ approximately 300 people.

To protect their investment and to keep the lights on, the client has chosen Total Protection Solutions (TPS) surge protectors. Some of the critical areas to protect in the plant are:

  • The Main Incoming Power
  • HVAC (Heating, Ventilation, Air Conditioning)
  • Pumps and Chillers (which control the temperature and filters the air)
  • Lighting (which is critical for the whole growth process)
  • Mother Clone Room
  • Security Systems (including Mag-locks and Closed Circuit TV Systems)

Currently there are less than 50 medical marijuana producers licensed by Health Canada. They are dealing with a rapidly expanding medical marijuana market. They are also laying the groundwork for the possible legalization of recreational marijuana, which could see a market approaching $10 billion.

The expansion of this industry will continue for the foreseeable future and Innosys looks forward to providing surge protection for more new state of the art production facilities. For more information on surge protection in medical marijuana grow-ops, contact us at Innosys Power.