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Project Launch: 09/01/2020

Partners: Energy & Resource Solutions, ACEEE, D+R International, Resource Innovation Institute

This research project will help ComEd better promote energy efficiency to indoor agribusiness, determine the current marketplace’s baselines and standard practices and evaluate the challenges and opportunities the indoor agribusiness sector faces in the ComEd service territory.


With the passage of HB 1438, the indoor agriculture sector is expected to grow significantly in ComEd’s service territory in the coming years. This study will be an important first step in understanding not only the impact this will have on ComEd’s grid, but also what baselines and standard practices are currently observed in the industry and what role energy efficiency can play. The project team will gain first-person insights through primary and secondary research methods, including interviewing growers in ComEd’s service territory.