POST-CONFERENCE:

EPRI Indoor Agriculture Tour

 

Indoor Agriculture Facility Tour – Participate in a site visit to see how TVA, University of Tennessee Institute of Agriculture, Electric Power Research Institute (EPRI) and other partners have collaborated to use indoor agriculture to optimize plant growth and production with electric lighting, HVAC, pumping, thermal and sensing controls. Together, these groups have researched the impact of outdoor climates on energy consumption, technology operation, and water usage. Using a collection of data from evaluated farms in North America, the project is designed to help utilities address questions in electricity load planning, water impacts, sustainability, and more. The site visit will include an informational tour and discussion on ways farming and agriculture are thriving inside a shipping container.