Renewable Energy for Agriculture Program (REAP)
Docket # 18-MISC-03

California’s agricultural sector is a vital part of the California economy and California’s agricultural production is critical to global food security. Agricultural operations are also vulnerable to climate change. As the State moves forward to achieve its greenhouse gas (GHG) reduction goals for 2030 and 2050, we must also ensure that the agricultural sector remains vibrant and strong. The installation of onsite renewable energy offers agricultural operations an opportunity to reduce GHG emissions, increase energy reliability, and realize the benefits associated with reduced demand for grid electricity. To support this opportunity, the California Energy Commission is implementing the Renewable Energy for Agriculture Program (REAP).

Authorized with the passage of Assembly Bill 109 (Ting, Budget Act of 2017, Chapter 249, Statutes of 2017), REAP will provide $6 million from the Greenhouse Gas Reduction Fund (GGRF) to assist agriculture operations with the installation of on-site renewable energy technologies, with an emphasis on providing assistance in disadvantaged and low income communities. The Energy Commission anticipates offering a competitive solicitation under REAP in late-2018.

Please check this page or the docket established for REAP (access on the right side of this page) for current information on program implementation.

Current status – The Energy Commission held a public workshop in June to solicit feedback on initial draft program guidelines. A revised draft will be published in the near future as a result of feedback received at the workshop and the subsequent public comment period. Following additional public comment, the proposed final guidelines will be prepared and presented before the Commission for adoption. This is anticipated for late 2018.

Geoff Dodson
California Energy Commission
1516 NInth Street, MS-45
Sacramento, CA 95814
Phone: 916-654-5171

Alternative contact:
Sherrill Neidich
Phone: 916-651-3002

News media, please call: Media & Public Communications Office - 916-654-4989.

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