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Lagoner Farms wins grant to support electrical expansion

Lagoner Farms wins grant to support electrical expansion

Lagoner Farms in Williamson, Wayne County, has earned a $15,497 grant from Rochester Gas and Electric to upgrade electrical service and capacity for its continuing expansion.

The fifth-generation farm business sells fresh produce at farmers markets and its own farm store, but has recently diversified, expanding the store, adding wholesale outlets, taking on more farmers markets, turning over six acres to organic farming, and starting Embark Craft Ciderworks. In all, the business invested $276,000 for its expansions and needed greater electrical service to support the growth.

RG&E President and CEO Carl A. Taylor said, “While we offer financial support through various economic development programs, the Agriculture Capital Investment Incentive Program was created to assist companies like Lagoner Farms with upgrading their single- phase service to three-phase power in order to meet growing demand for their products.”  Three-phase service will allow the business to use more power at one time.

The utility company’s incentive program offers up to $100,000 to help with electric-related infrastructure improvements. The amount depends on how much the customer has invested and requires a capital investment of at least $50,000 toward facility and equipment purchases, according to Avangrid, the parent company of RG&E and New York State Electric and Gas.

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