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.
CCCE’s First Two Ag Electrification Programs were a fully subscribed success!
In 2020 our initial $160k Ag Electrification Grant Program was fully subscribed with 9 local Ag applicant’s electrification or “fuel-switching” projects to accelerate the adoption of new electric equipment. The success of this program led to our refunding of the program leading to 28 more applications and an additional $400k for a total of $560k in funding made available to our Central Coast Ag customers.
Programs like the Central Coast Community Energy’s Ag Electrification Grant are amazing opportunities for small businesses like ours to grow in line with our values.
Anatum Winery in Watsonville, CA
Anatum Winery received their electric forklift!
Central Coast Community Energy’s Ag electrification grant program means so much to us. It’s already improved our energy and time efficiency. What a gift to run a quieter 2020 harvest with maintenance free electric equipment. We have saved hours in maintenance while reducing our GHG emissions. The benefits of 3CE’s Ag electrification program are priceless to small farmers!
Wild Poppies Olive Oil in Aptos, CA
Wild Poppies received their electric RTV and olive harvesting rakes!