The Advanced Pumping Efficiency Program (APEP) is an educational and incentive program intended to improve overall pumping efficiency and encourage energy conservation in California.

IMPORTANT!  APEP has been extended through December 31, 2021. However, there are significant changes to the APEP Policies and Procedures that will become effective on January 1, 2021. As of January 1, 2021 cash Incentives for pump retrofit will no longer be available.  

–  The subsidy schedule for pump testing will be $100 for a pump that has not been tested in the last 23 months and $50 for a booster pump that is tested in conjunction with a well when the well is being tested at the same time.

For changes are summarized please read the APEP Policies and Procedures Manual for a complete explanation. If you have any questions regarding your project’s eligibility or the estimated incentive that might be available, please call the APEP main office at 800 845-6038.

Pacific Gas and Electric Company (PG&E) is funding APEP through 2021 using Public Purpose Programs Funds under the auspices of the California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC). The Center for Irrigation Technology (CIT) at California State University, Fresno administers the program.

From 2002 through 2017 CIT has operated APEP with funding from the CPUC and provided California water pumpers with approximately:

  • 2,875 pump retrofit / repair rebates
  • $13,350,000 in incentive rebates for those projects
  • 158,220,000 kilowatt-hours in net, first-year electrical energy savings
  • 238,000 therms in net, first-year natural gas energy savings
  • 49,925 subsidized pump efficiency tests ($11,000,000 in subsidies)
  • 272 educational seminars