California Energy Commission Kicks Off Renewable Energy Agriculture Program
The California Energy Commission is inviting small, medium, and large farms to a special Grant Funding Opportunity (GFO) for the Renewable Energy for Agriculture Program (REAP). REAP grants range from $25,000 to $350,000 and support renewable energy upgrades for agricultural operations such as:
- Installation of Solar photovoltaic (PV) systems, wind turbines, and biomass-to-energy generation
- Replacement of diesel powered irrigation pumps and equipment with electric pumps
- Electric tractors and equipment charging infrastructure for use in the agricultural operation
Applications accepted until March 5, 2019. Watch a video to learn more : https://youtu.be/uvKtQ2vpVKQ and please plan to attend one of the 3 upcoming workshops with Energy Commission Staff to learn how to apply and ask questions! You can attend in person or remotely via web-ex.
Pre-Application Workshops dates, times and locations:
January 24, 2019, 1:00 P.M.
California Energy Commission
January 28, 2019, 1:00 P.M.
San Joaquin Valley Air Pollution Control District
January 30, 2019, 2:00 P.M.
Imperial Valley Vegetable Growers Association
Imperial Valley, CA