Agriculture Energy Efficiency Rebate Program Deadline Extension
[53 Pa.B. 1115]
[Saturday, February 25, 2023]
The Department of Environmental Protection (Department) announces the extension of the Agriculture Energy Efficiency Rebate Program (Program), which provides funding to eligible agricultural producers for agricultural energy efficiency projects in this Commonwealth. The Program provides rebates to assist agricultural producers with the purchase of light emitting diode (LED) lighting systems, efficient ventilation equipment and efficient milk pumping and cooling equipment.
To qualify for the rebate, applicants must meet the definition of a normal farming operation under the act of June 10, 1982 (P.L. 454, No. 133), referred to as the Pennsylvania Right to Farm Act (3 P.S. §§ 951—958), and applications must be submitted to the Department prior to project installation. Equipment purchases must have occurred after July 1, 2022, and installation must occur after the date of an approved rebate application. Installation costs up to $500 may be included in the total project costs. The rebate will be offered on a first-come, first-served basis in the order in which applications are received. The application deadline is being extended from March 31, 2023, to June 30, 2023. Approved applicants will be issued a voucher, install eligible equipment and submit a payment request form with required documentation to the Department to receive rebate moneys.
The Program offers the following rebates:
• $5,000 rebate for LED lighting systems (up to 50% of equipment purchase costs).
• $5,000 rebate for efficient ventilation (up to 50% of equipment purchase costs).
• $5,000 rebate for dairy equipment for milk pumping and refrigeration or cooling (up to 50% of equipment purchase costs).
• Installation costs of up to $500 may be included for each technology category.
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 is available on the Department's agriculture energy webpage at www.dep.pa.gov/agricultureenergy under ''What's New.''
Questions concerning the Program can be directed to Michelle Ferguson at firstname.lastname@example.org or (570) 327-3783.
[Pa.B. Doc. No. 23-267. Filed for public inspection February 24, 2023, 9:00 a.m.]
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