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Compass Cultivation

Owner: Compass Cultivation

Electrical Contractor: East Coast Electric

Engineer: Boulder Engineering

Architect: MDT

Project: Mission Critical backup power for the Grassroots Cannabis growing and processing facility in Taneytown, MD

Solution: (3) MTU Onsite Energy 500kW Series 1600 diesel genset with MGC-3000 control panels set up for paralleling and (2) ASCO 7000 Series automatic transfer switches

Completed: 2018

Mission Critical backup power for Compass Cultivation's medical cannabis growing facility in Taneytown, MD

In August 2016, Maryland Compassionate Care and Wellness LLC, later rebranded as Grassroots Cannabis, won preliminary approval for a grower’s license, processor’s license, and a license to operate a dispensary on a separate premises outside Carroll County.  The company is a multistate operator, involved in the medical cannabis business in Illinois, Ohio, Nevada, California and Pennsylvania in addition to Maryland. Growing and distributing cannabis in Illinois since at least 2015 through the related Windy City Cannabis Club, Grassroots Cannabis is bringing experience and expertise to its Maryland operation.

Construction on the 54,000-square-foot Grassroots facility in Taneytown began in April 2017 and was completed in December 2017.

Curtis Engine supplied and East Coast Electric installed three 500 kW diesel generators set up for parallel operation to provide redundant backup power for the facility.

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