Electrifying the Local Ag Industry
3CE is providing incentives to the Ag sector for the purpose of fuel switching heavy duty equipment and farm tools from fossil fuels to cleaner all-electric alternatives. The program will be implemented via a competitive grant process. Recipients of the award will receive up to $20,000 (up to 80% of the total project cost). Total available funding for 3CE’s Ag energy program is $400,000.
Why do this?
The agricultural sector accounts for 8% of total GHG emissions in the State of California. The 3CE service territory has a large Ag sector presence and a significant percentage of our GHG emissions are from Ag sector activities such as:
Diesel-powered irrigation pumps.
Tractors and forklifts
Ag electrification benefits include; cleaner air for farm workers and for our Central Coast through local GHG reduction, more efficient technology requiring less maintenance, and possible cost savings.
To qualify, an ag customer must be an enrolled 3CE customer within our current service area. Funding will be distributed via a competitive grant process. Interested customers may apply for specific projects and will be eligible for up to 80% of the total project cost, not to exceed $20,000, to support electrification/fuel switching costs. Funding to be provided at 3CE’s discretion.
Grant funds will be made available through a competitive grant process, which will include analyzing GHG reductions and total project costs for each application. Other considerations will be made as well including the benefit to people working in proximity to the equipment.
Email contact: programs@3Ce.org
Download the Ag Electrification Grant Program Flyer Here
Download the Ag Electrification Grant Program One-Pager Here
Download the Ag Program Design and Implementation Guide Here
Links to similar state programs:
CARB: EMFAC2017 User’s Guide
CARB FARMER Program website