Agricultural Pumping Efficiency Program

October 25, 2005


Owners or users of an electric or natural gas utility account that is used for production agriculture or large turf irrigation who are paying the Public Goods Charge are eligible for the Agricultural Pumping Efficiency Program. This program provides education and rebates to encourage energy efficiency and conservation. Projects can apply to only one operating pumping plant with one discharge. Eligible projects are retrofit projects started after October 1, 2002, and include well-cleaning that reduces draw down, valve and fitting removal or replacement, pump repair, and actions that reduce air entrainment. All projects must be completed within 4 months of project approval. Application forms are available on the program website. Current funding for this program will last through December 31, 2005.

Program Overview

Implementing Sector: State
Category: Financial Incentive
State: California
Incentive Type: Rebate Program
Web Site:
Administrator: California State University, Fresno
Start Date:
Eligible Renewable/Other Technologies:
  • Agricultural Equipment
Incentive Amount: Varies depending on initial plant efficiency and project cost
Maximum Incentive: 50% of project cost or as calculated by specific formula
Installation Requirements: The project must be completed within 20 months of an acceptable pump efficiency test, performed before the retrofit project.


Name: Agricultural Pumping Efficiency Program
Organization: California State University, Fresno
Address: 6014 N. Cedar Ave.
Fresno CA 93710
Phone: ((80) 0)8-45-6

This information is sourced from DSIRE; the most comprehensive source of information on incentives and policies that support renewables and energy efficiency in the United States. Established in 1995, DSIRE is operated by the N.C. Clean Energy Technology Center at N.C. State University.