CEC Funds Food Processors for EE Projects at $3M Each

by Wexus | Jul 23, 2018 | Efficiency & Technology

UPDATE (8/7/2018): The CEC has extended the deadline to apply until September 14, 2018.

The California Energy Commission (CEC) just launched a new funding program specifically for food processors.

The CEC will fund food processors for EE and renewable energy projects through the Food Production Investment Program (FPIP). Team Wexus has a lot of experience with CEC projects. We can help submit your application. Contact our Operations team here if you're interested & we will reply within the next 24 hours.

Funds Food Processors
FPIP Guidelines. Source: California Energy Commission

 Here are the FPIP Funding Highlights:

  • Receive up to $3M per project (with a minimum of $100K per project).
  • Combine awards for up to $6M per company.
  • Invest match funds of 35% per project (from internal or other sources).

Why did the CEC create this program?

  • To accelerate the adoption of advanced energy efficiency & renewable energy technologies that will reduce greenhouse gas emissions at California food processing plants.
  • To help Californian food processors modernize equipment, reduce operational costs, and stay competitive out of state and internationally.

What dates do I need to know?

  • All applications are due to the CEC by September 14, 2018 at 5pm PST (NEW!).
  • Projects would generally need to begin by February 2019 & be completed by March 2023.

What technologies and projects are eligible?

  • Internal metering and software, such as the Wexus App, to manage and control electricity, natural gas and/or fossil fuel use if part of a larger project that reduces energy usage.
  • Compressor controls and system optimization.
  • Machine drive controls and upgrades.
  • Advanced motors and controls including variable frequency drives.
  • Refrigeration optimization.
  • Drying equipment.
  • Boilers, economizers.
  • Steam traps, condensate return, heat recovery.
  • Evaporators.
  • Controls for compressed air, automatic blow down for boilers.
  • and more...

Where can I learn more?