Don't miss out on large pump overhaul incentives

PG&E
Don't miss out on large pump overhaul incentives

Irrigation pumping can account for the majority of a farm’s energy consumption. Take advantage of PG&E’s Advanced Pumping Efficiency Program (APEP) and other irrigation rebates.


Why improve your irrigation pump efficiency?


  1. You'll save energy and money. Irrigation pumping usually accounts for 80% of a farm's total electricity usage. Put a stop to inefficiency, and you can put thousands of dollars back in your pocket.
  2. You can improve the water distribution over your crops.
  3. You can invest in your operations with the money you'll save.

Get PG&E’s pump rebates before April 1, 2019


Apply now and make the most of these incentives. Possible changes expected on April 1, 2019.


Qualified pump overhauls can benefit from 0% interest financing through the Energy Efficiency Financing Program. That means you could get loans that range from $5,000 to $100,000 with up to five years for repayment.

Description Rebate/Unit MeasureDescription Rebate/Unit Measure

Well Pumps - Variable Frequency Drive, Retrofit and New Construction only (≤ 300hp)

$20/hp/motor (max $6,000)

Booster Pumps—Variable Frequency Drive, Retrofit and New Construction only (≤ 150hp)

$20/hp/motor (max $3,000)

Well Pumps (LTE 75hp) VFD - Enhanced Specifications, Retrofit, and New Construction

$60/hp/motor (max $6,500)*

Booster Pumps (LTE 75hp) VFD - Enhanced Specifications, Retrofit, and New Construction

$60/hp/motor (max $6,500)

Well Pumps (GT 75hp to LTE 600hp) VFD - Enhanced Specifications, Retrofit and New Construction

$60/hp/motor (max $36,000)

Booster Pumps (GT 75hp to LTE 150hp) VFD - Enhanced Specifications, Retrofit and New Construction

$60/hp/motor (max $9,000)

*In addition to the $60 per horsepower (hp) incentive, this measure includes a $2,000 bonus incentive.


Before you begin a pump overhaul project, you need to get a pump test from PG&E's Advanced Pumping Efficiency Program (APEP) or a qualified pump tester. The tests examine several factors to determine Overall Pumping Efficiency. The APEP program can help subsidize the cost of a pump test. You're also required to schedule a pump test after your overhaul. Learn more at pumpefficiency.org.


Don't wait to boost your pump efficiency! Call PG&E's Ag Hotline at 1-877-311-FARM (1-877-311-3276) or email AgricultureEnergySavingsPrograms@pge.com to get started.


Get all the details about small pump rebates, including requirements and exclusions, from PG&E's Agriculture Rebate Catalog (PDF, 6.59 MB). For additional information about ways to advance your energy efficiency, explore all of our money-saving resources for agriculture.