Georgia

SEP Funds Helped Launch Irrigation Efficiency Rebate Program, Resulting in 59 Issued Rebates Totaling $278,911

59
Rebates issued
$278,911
Total amount in rebates

$1.1 million
In completed energy efficient irrigation projects
335,097 gallons
Diesel fuel saved annually

$800,559
Reduction in costs to operate irrigation motors
 

 

In Georgia, the State Energy Office leveraged SEP funds to launch a rebate program to help farmers with the costs of replacing inefficient diesel irrigation engines with more energy-efficient electric irrigation motors.  Farmers in three counties had the opportunity to apply for up to $15,000 in rebates.  Thirty-eight projects were completed and saved 12,835 MMBTUs a year—the equivalent of power used in more than 3,000 homes in one month, and 145,000 gallons of diesel fuel per year, which would fuel more than 200 cars for a year.  The popularity of the program encouraged the Georgia State Energy Office to create a statewide program which yielded the following results: 59 rebates totaling $278,911 issued; $1.1 million in energy efficient irrigation projects completed; and 335,097 gallons of diesel fuel saved annually.  In addition, the program led to an $800,559 reduction in costs to operate irrigation motors.

Contact Information for the Georgia Energy Office