Cash rebates are available for PG&E dairy customers in northern and central California through the Dairy Energy Efficiency Program.

Operating since 2006, the Dairy Energy Efficiency Program offers rebates on a range of energy efficient equipment, including variable speed drives, scroll compressors, plate coolers, compressor heat recovery units, lighting, motors, ventilation, and irrigation equipment.

Most rebates are calculated based on the amount of energy saved. The project is administered by Pacific Gas and Electric Company (PG&E) and operated by EnSave, Inc., a firm with a 19-year history of running energy efficiency programs for agriculture. EnSave has designed and implemented energy efficiency programs in California since 2002. Over 300 California dairy producers have received rebates through EnSave’s California programs.

Interested producers should call William Chalmers at (800) 732-1399 to discuss projects. Projects are accepted on a first-come, first-served basis.

Source: EnSave, Western United Dairymen