Agricultural Pumping Efficiency Program (California)

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Financial Incentive Program

Place California

Name Agricultural Pumping Efficiency Program
Incentive Type State Rebate Program
Applicable Sector Municipal Utility, Agricultural
Eligible Technologies Agricultural Equipment
Active Incentive No
Implementing Sector State/Territory
Energy Category Energy Efficiency Incentive Programs
Amount Varies depending on initial plant efficiency and project cost

Installation Requirements The project must be completed within 20 months of an acceptable pump efficiency test, performed before the retrofit project.

Maximum Incentive 50% of project cost or as calculated by specific formula

Program Administrator California State University, Fresno

References DSIRE[1]


Owners or users of an electric or natural gas utility account that is used for production agriculture or large turf irrigation who are paying the Public Goods Charge are eligible for the Agricultural Pumping Efficiency Program. This program provides education and rebates to encourage energy efficiency and conservation. Projects can apply to only one operating pumping plant with one discharge. Eligible projects are retrofit projects started after October 1, 2002, and include well-cleaning that reduces draw down, valve and fitting removal or replacement, pump repair, and actions that reduce air entrainment. All projects must be completed within 4 months of project approval.

Application forms are available on the program website. Current funding for this program will last through December 31, 2005.

Incentive Contact

Contact Name Agricultural Pumping Efficiency Program
Department California State University, Fresno
Division Center for Irrigation Technology
Address 6014 N. Cedar Ave.
Address 2 M/S OF 18
Place Fresno, California
Zip/Postal Code 93710
Phone ((80) 0)8-45-6
Phone 2 ((55) 9)2-98-7

  • Incentive and policy data are reviewed and approved by the N.C. Solar Center's DSIRE project staff.[1]


  1. 1.0 1.1  "Database of State Incentives for Renewables and Efficiency (DSIRE)"