Idaho Power - Irrigation Efficiency Rewards

June 23, 2006


Idaho Power's Irrigation Efficiency Rewards program is designed to help customers pay for energy-efficiency features in their irrigation system, and to encourage and assist in using electricity in an economically efficient manner. More information on Idaho Power's website. The program features two incentive areas:

  1. The Custom Incentive is for extensive retrofits of existing systems or new irrigation systems. Incentives for existing systems are $0.25 per annual kWh saved, or $450 per kW, or 75% of project cost, whichever is less. Incentives for new systems are $0.25 per annual kWh saved, or 10% of project cost, whichever is less.
  2. The Menu Incentive is designed to help cover a significant portion of the costs of repairing and replacing specific components that typically help the irrigation system use less energy. The incentive varies by the sprinkler component or part incorporated in the sprinkler system; Incentives are offered for 11 specific sprinkler parts.

Program Overview

Implementing Sector: Utility
Category: Financial Incentive
State: Idaho
Incentive Type: Rebate Program
Web Site:
Start Date:
Eligible Renewable/Other Technologies:
  • Agricultural Equipment
Incentive Amount: Incentives vary based on technology and incentive type. An energy savings estimate is multiplied by $0.25 per kWh or $450 per kW and compared to 75% of the total project cost to determine whichever is less. The incentive can change if the final invoices vary from the original estimate.

This information is sourced from DSIRE; the most comprehensive source of information on incentives and policies that support renewables and energy efficiency in the United States. Established in 1995, DSIRE is operated by the N.C. Clean Energy Technology Center at N.C. State University.