Pacific Gas & Electric Company, operating under the auspices of the California Public Utilities Commission, will fund cash incentive s for pump retrofit projects for the period 2006 - 2008.  These operations will be implemented by the Center of Irrigation Technology through the Advanced Pumping Efficiency Program (APEP). 

Who is eligible for Program?
Eligibility extends to all owners or users of a non-residential, PG&E electric or natural gas utility account that is primarily used for pumping water for production agriculture, landscape or turf irrigation, or municipal purposes, including potable and tertiary-treated (reclaimed) water but excluding pumps used for industrial processes, raw sewage, or secondary-treated sewage, and who are paying the Public Purpose Programs Charge. Customers should call APEP first if there is a question concerning their eligibility.

Are there changes in eligibility requirements in this third phase of funding?
Yes. Refer to the update version (look for v. 03/01/10 in the header of the document) of the Program Policies and Procedures Manual (as Adobe .pdf), (click here for MS Word .doc version). Most importantly only projects started on or after January 1, 2006 are eligible for this third phase of APEP. This includes participants in the AG-ICE program.

Also, refer to the updated applications for changes in the incentive calculation methods.