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California Energy Commission Kicks Off Renewable Energy Agriculture Program

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
Sacramento, CA

January 28, 2019, 1:00 P.M.
San Joaquin Valley Air Pollution Control District
Fresno, CA

January 30, 2019, 2:00 P.M.
Imperial Valley Vegetable Growers Association
Imperial Valley, CA

For more information go to https://www.energy.ca.gov/renewables/reap/  or contact RoseMary Avalos in the  Public Adviser’s Office for further questions at 916.654.4489 or publicadviser@energy.ca.gov.

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