Stan Vangilder

27-Sep-2017, 4:00-4:30PM

Session: Smart Grids & More

Track L | Emerging Energy Trends

Indoor Agriculture- Designing the Optimal Food Supply

Stan Vangilder
Program Manager
Southern Company

With the great majority of the world’s farmland already in use, as the world’s population increases, how will we feed the billions of people moving into our cities over the next few decades? Indoor agriculture offers new solutions that dramatically increase output, reduce water consumption, improve food safety and security, and help reduce harmful emissions. But what role does the electric utility play in this industry and what are the challenges and opportunities presented? This session will candidly discuss potential relationships between the electric utility and cutting edge “smart agriculture” operations.


Track: L Emerging Energy Trends | Session: Smart Grids & More