Electrifying the Local Ag Industry
CCCE is providing incentives to the Ag sector for the purpose of fuel switching irrigation pumps, refrigeration, space conditioning and other heavy-duty equipment/farm tools from fossil fuels to cleaner all-electric alternatives. The program will be implemented via a first come first served incentive application process.
Benefits of Going Electric
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.
This Ag Electrification Program provides higher incentives to small local Agricultural businesses.
To qualify, the AG customer and the project site must be enrolled in CCCE electric service.
Funding will be distributed via a first come first served incentive application process.
Interested customers may apply for specific projects and will be eligible for up to 70-100% of the total project cost, not to exceed $30,000, to support electrification/fuel switching costs. Incentives to be provided at CCCE’s discretion.
Similar State Programs
The United States Department of Energy also offers municipalities assistance to decarbonize.
CARB: EMFAC2017 User’s Guide
CARB FARMER Program website