Safety First/Farm Rewiring Program
Many agricultural facilities have been aging, and reinvestment in them has been made more difficult due to low milk prices. Wisconsin's electric cooperatives have created a farm re-wiring financial assistance program for dairy producers.
Dairy farmers who are members of electric cooperatives can apply to their local cooperative for a cost sharing package to re-wire their existing agricultural facilities to meet current electrical code standards. (New Construction is not eligible.)
This process involves a pre-program inspection performed by a state-certified electrical inspector (which is provided by your cooperative), and an application to the cooperative for up to $6,000 (or 20%) in grant funds and up to $24,000 (or 80%) in low-interest loan funds. The work must be completed by a master electrician licensed by the State of Wisconsin. Before final payment is made for the re-wiring project, the work must pass a final electrical inspection performed by the provided state-certified electrical inspector.
Wisconsin electric cooperatives are offering this financial assistance in order to protect the safety of their members and to help preserve and extend the life of important assets for farmers.
Clark Electric Cooperative encourages its members with operating dairy farms to participate in the Safety First Wiring Program. Please contact our Operations Department for additional information on this program.