Idaho Power - Irrigation Efficiency Rewards Program

August 04, 2023

Summary

Through Idaho Power's Irrigation Efficiency Rewards program, agricultural irrigation customers can qualify to receive an incentive for a portion of the cost to install a new, more efficient irrigation system or to make energy-efficient improvements to an existing one. Idaho Power’s agricultural representatives can provide an energy evaluation free of charge to help determine what part of the system can be changed to make it more energy efficient.

There are two ways to participate in the program:

  • The Custom Incentive is for extensive retrofits of existing systems or for new irrigation systems and is based on annual kilowatt-hour (kWh) or kilowatt (kW) savings of the proposed modifications as estimated by Idaho Power. For a new system, the incentive is based upon the installation of a system that Idaho Power determines to be more energy efficient than standard. To participate, customers should submit a project proposal to Idaho Power for approval and an estimate of kW and kWh savings before initiating the project or purchasing materials.
  • The Menu Incentive provides a rebate for the purchase of specified replacement parts and components for existing irrigation systems. The incentive varies by the sprinkler component or part incorporated in the system.

More information on both incentive programs can be found on the website. Contact Idaho Power for additional details. See the program guide for more information.

Program Overview

Implementing Sector: Utility
Category: Financial Incentive
State: Idaho
Incentive Type: Rebate Program
Web Site: https://www.idahopower.com/energy-environment/ways-to-save/savings-for-your-business/irrigation-programs/irrigation-efficiency-rewards/
Administrator:
Start Date:
Eligible Renewable/Other Technologies:
  • Agricultural Equipment
  • Custom/Others pending approval
Incentive Amount: Custom Incentive for Existing System Replacement: $0.25/annual kWh saved or $450/kW
Custom Incentive for a New System: $0.25/annual kWh saved

Menu Incentives for Sprinkler Equipment:
Flow-control-type nozzles: $2.50
Nozzles for impact, rotating or fixed head sprinklers: $0.35
Impact or rotating type sprinklers: $0.50
Wheel line levelers: $1.00
Complete low-pressure pivot package (per sprinkler head, nozzle, and regulator): $8.00
Drains for pivots and wheel lines: $3.00
Risercaps and gaskets for hand lines, wheel lines or portable mainline: $1.00
Maximum Incentive: Custom Incentive for Existing System Replacement: 75% of the total project cost
Custom Incentive for a New System: 10% of the total project cost
Sprinkler Equipment Incentives: 50% of equipment cost
Installation Requirements: Custom Incentive: Submit a project proposal to determine energy savings and incentive estimate.
Menu Incentive: Submit required application and invoices within one year from the date of purchase.

Contact

Name: Customer Service - Idaho Power
Organization: Idaho Power Company
Address: P.O. Box 70
Boise ID 83702
Phone: (208) 388-2323
Email: irrigation@idahopower.com

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.