In 2019, the Legislature enacted LD 1186, An Act to Address Electricity Costs of Agricultural Fairs, directing the Trust to administer a new program to help agricultural fairs reduce their electricity costs through the most cost-effective opportunities available. The new law established the Agricultural Fair Assistance Program (AFAP) Fund to support this program. The Public Utilities Commission assesses each electric utility an amount necessary to collect the total value of demand charges paid by approximately 25 agricultural fairs in the State during the prior year and transfers this amount to the AFAP Fund.
Through this Funding Opportunity Notice (FON) Efficiency Maine Trust (EMT) in collaboration with the Maine Association of Agricultural Fairs (MAAF) is offering qualifying fairs (see section 3.1) the opportunity to purchase and install efficient LED lighting and high-performance heat pumps for heating and air conditioning. This FON provides technical assistance and financial incentives to support reduction in energy consumption and peak load demand.
Efficiency Maine will conduct three webinar presentations to inform interested parties on the specifics of this FON. It is not mandatory, but recommended, that the applicant attend. The webinar schedule appears below. To participate, please register using the links below for your desired date.
- September 20, 2022 at 12:00 p.m. – Click here to register
- September 28, 2022 at 7:00 p.m. – Click here to register