US: "Energy consultants sue Vertical Harvest for nonpayment for work"

A South Portland energy audit firm seeking $180,000 claims the company did not compensate them for their services under the terms of a consulting agreement.

Vertical Harvest in downtown Westbrook is expected to start producing crops next summer, according to a city official. An energy auditing firm in South Portland is suing Vertical Harvest, seeking $180,000 in unpaid compensation that it says was part of a consulting agreement.

Energy Audits Ltd. filed the suit on September 15 in Cumberland County Superior Court in Portland against Vertical Harvest Inc. of Jackson, Wyoming, and Vertical Harvest Maine L3C.

According to court documents, Vertical Harvest hired Energy Audits in connection with the installation of LED lights, HVAC, and refrigeration controls at the hydroponic greenhouse under construction in downtown Westbrook “with the goal of maximizing the amount of rebates available from Efficiency Maine.”

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