Control irrigation and energy costs with these money-saving rebates before they expire

PG&E
Control irrigation and energy costs with these money-saving rebates before they expire

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 pump rebates from PG&E


Apply now and make the most of these incentives before they expire on October 31, 2020.

DescriptionRebate/Unit Measure

Well Pumps—Variable Frequency Drive,
New Construction only (≤ 300hp)

$40/hp/motor (max $12,000)

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

$40/hp/motor (max $6,000)

Well Pumps (LTE 75hp) VFD—Tier 2 Mid-Tier Specification,
New Construction only

$60/hp/motor (max $4,500)

Booster Pumps (LTE 75hp) VFD—Tier 2 Mid-Tier
Specification, New Construction only

$60/hp/motor (max $4,500)

Well Pumps (GT 75hp to LTE 600hp) VFD—Tier 2 Mid-Tier
Specification, New Construction only

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

Booster Pumps (GT 75hp to LTE 150hp) VFD—Tier 2 Mid-
Tier Specification, New Construction only

$60/hp/motor (max $18,000)

Well Pumps (LTE 75hp) VFD—Tier 3 Enhanced Specification,
New Construction only

$80/hp/motor (max $6,000)

Booster Pumps (LTE 75hp) VFD—Tier 3 Enhanced
Specification, New Construction only

$80/hp/motor (max $6,000)

Well Pumps (GT 75hp to LTE 600hp) VFD—Tier 3 Enhanced
Specification, New Construction only

$80/hp/motor (max $48,000)

Booster Pumps (GT 75hp to LTE 150hp) VFD—Tier 3 Enhanced
Specification, New Construction only

$80/hp/motor (max $24,000)

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.