SCE - Agricultural Efficiency Plus Program

April 22, 2009


Southern California Edison's Ag Efficiency Plus Program provides rebates to their agricultural customers who install energy efficient equipment in their facilities. Eligible agricultural facilities include dairies, greenhouses, livestock farms, food processing facilities, orchards, crop farms, feedlots, aquaculture facilities, wineries, and warehouses. Prescriptive rebates are available for a wide variety of equipment including lighting, motors, variable speed drives, controllers, ventilation and refrigeration equipment. If a facility uses specialized equipment or operates under a schedule that is not typical of other agricultural producers or processors, the customer can receive custom rebates determined on a per kWh saved basis. Custom measures, however, are capped at 50% of the project cost, while prescriptive rebates can pay 100% of the costs. Total incentives per site may not exceed $350,000. Southern California Edison can also provide free energy audits through this program to be conducted by one of their program partners Global Energy Partners, LLC and EnSave, Inc.

Program Overview

Implementing Sector: Utility
Category: Financial Incentive
State: California
Incentive Type: Rebate Program
Web Site:
Administrator: Southern California Edison
Start Date:
Eligible Renewable/Other Technologies:
  • Lighting
  • Lighting Controls/Sensors
  • Heat pumps
  • Air conditioners
  • Programmable Thermostats
  • Windows
  • Roofs
  • Motors
  • Motor VFDs
  • Agricultural Equipment
  • Custom/Others pending approval
Incentive Amount: Prescriptive rebates vary by equipment type
Custom rebates: $0.05/kWh saved - $0.14/kWh saved, depending on type of efficiency measure
Maximum Incentive: Custom measures capped 50% of project cost
Prescriptive rebates capped at 100% of project cost
Maximum total rebate is $350,000 per site


Name: AG Efficiency Plus
Organization: Southern California Edison
Address: Mt. Diablo Blvd
Lafayette CA 94549
Phone: (800) 791-7541

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.