DEP Extends Energy Efficiency Rebate Program for Farmers

The Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection has extended the deadline for its rebate program for farmers that assists with the cost of energy efficiency projects.

The Agriculture Energy Efficiency Rebate Program is offering rebates to defray the costs of installing LED lighting or variable frequency drives on the farm, which can save energy while saving money on utility bills.

The rebate program has expanded its list of eligible equipment to now include all energy efficient ventilation equipment (including fans, motors, and controls such as variable frequency drives) and milk pumping equipment (including pumps, motors, and controls such as variable frequency drives).

Applications will be accepted through June 30, 2022, on a first-come, first-served basis as long as funding is available. The available rebates will pay for 50% of the equipment costs, up to $2,000. Total funding to any one applicant will not exceed $5,000. Interested ag producers should apply for a rebate voucher prior to purchasing and installing the equipment.

DEP has up to $10,000 available for this program through State Energy Program funding from the U.S. Department of Energy.

All applications must be submitted online through the Electronic Single Application system. For complete program guidelines and application instructions, visit the DEP agriculture and farming energy webpage.

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