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Make the most of your energy savings with Demand Response.

The Agriculture Energy Savings Action Plan (AESAP) provides qualifying agribusiness owners with technical assistance, rebates, and financing for energy-saving products installed throughout your agriculture facilities. Combining these energy efficiency upgrades with PG&E’s demand response programs gives you an even greater return on your investment in energy efficiency.

What is Demand Response?

Demand response (DR) allows agriculture customers to save or earn money by shifting operations outside of peak afternoon and evening periods on some summer days. AESAP makes it possible to install automation equipment and upgrade major control systems affecting water pumps, lighting, and HVAC, which can improve the flexibility of operation and open the door for automated demand response participation.

You save twice: First by earning a rebate on the energy-efficient equipment installed; Second by participating in demand response programs to receive direct payments or utility bill discounts.

For a limited time, AESAP customers receive a one-time bonus for enrolling in a PG&E DR program. Enroll now and qualify for a bonus up to $5,000 ($50/kW peak demand shed up to $5,000). Learn more about this limited time offering.

Demand Response Programs Offered by PG&E

Learn more about PG&E’s demand response programs by visiting

Other Demand Reduction Opportunities in Agriculture

AESAP can help you develop projects from start to finish that help you reduce your energy demand. Beginning with an early evaluation of project feasibility, AESAP can help you maximize your ROI and successfully implement and commission your project. These are just some examples of projects AESAP can help you achieve.

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Renewable Natural Gas

Renewable Natural Gas (RNG) projects allow you to convert livestock waste, crop waste and water waste into clean biogas to be used for heating and electricity.


  • Help your facility comply withdecarbonization mandates

  • Further your own business decarbonizationinitiatives

  • Reduces your cost by generating your ownenergy for consumption

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The Agrivoltaics technique allow you to co-develop the same area of land for solar energy systems as well as agriculture, building resilient food production and sustainable energy system.


  • Water loss reduction/conservation

  • Maximize areas where use of land is an issue and space is limited

  • Animal grazing as vegetation management

  • Reduces your cost by generating your own energy for consumption

Financing Options

There are many cost-effective ways to finance your projects. We can help you find a way that works best for your business. One option available is the Small Business Financing (SBF) program (GoGreen Financing), offering financing with attractive terms for energy-efficiency improvements to businesses. Contact us to get started.

*These calculations are estimates only and meant to provide general information for DR program participation. The load shed calculations are DR program specific and may vary depending on final program choice, the meters/accounts, and the load shed strategies employed included in the final scope. Additionally, the actual DR benefits may also differ from these estimates depending on the actual load shed performance on event days.