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PA Bulletin, Doc. No. 21-1583



Pennsylvania's Agriculture Energy Efficiency Rebate Program

[51 Pa.B. 6113]
[Saturday, September 18, 2021]

 The Department of Environmental Protection (Department) announces the availability of a new rebate program for agriculture energy efficiency projects to Commonwealth agriculture producers under Pennsylvania's Agriculture Energy Efficiency Rebate Program (Program). The Program provides rebates to assist agricultural producers with the purchase of LED lighting or variable frequency drives (VFD) for their farming operations.

 To qualify for the rebate, the applicant must meet the definition of a normal farming operation under the act of June 10, 1982 (P.L. 454, No. 133), known as the Pennsylvania Right to Farm Law, and the application must submitted to the Department prior to the installation of the project. Equipment purchase costs are eligible and no installation costs will be funded. The rebate will be offered on a first-come, first-served basis in the order in which they are received, until no later than March 31, 2022. Approved applicants will be issued a voucher, then install eligible equipment and submit a payment request form with required documentation to the Department in order to receive rebate moneys.

 The following rebates are offered:

 • $2,000 rebate for LED lighting in agricultural buildings (up to 50% of equipment purchase costs).

 • $2,000 rebate for VFDs for milk vacuum pumping (up to 50% of equipment purchase costs. Pump horsepower 5 hp or greater).

 • $2,000 rebate for VFDs for ventilation in agricultural buildings (up to 50% of equipment purchase costs. Fan motor horsepower 5 hp or greater).

 Applicants may apply under each category, but no more than a total of $5,000 in rebates will be issued to any one applicant.

 Information on how to apply, as well as an informational webinar presentation, will be available online through the Department's agriculture energy webpage at or by contacting the Department at

 Applications must be submitted online through the Commonwealth's Electronic Single Application web site at Hardcopy applications will not be accepted. The Department will begin accepting applications on Monday, September 20, 2021. Applications must be received by 4 p.m. on March 31, 2022.

 Questions concerning the rebate program can be directed to or (570) 327-3783.


[Pa.B. Doc. No. 21-1583. Filed for public inspection September 17, 2021, 9:00 a.m.]

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