Idaho Power - Irrigation Efficiency Rewards Rebate Program

October 23, 2011


Through Idaho Power's Irrigation Efficiency Rewards program, agricultural irrigation customers 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 your proposed modifications as estimated by Idaho Power. For a new system the incentive is based upon installation of a system that Idaho Power determines to be more energy efficient than standard.
  • 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. Incentives are offered for 11 specific sprinkler parts.

    More information on both incentives can be found on the project overview.

Program Overview

Implementing Sector: Utility
Category: Financial Incentive
State: Idaho
Incentive Type: Rebate Program
Web Site:
Administrator: Idaho Power Company
Start Date:
Eligible Renewable/Other Technologies:
  • Agricultural Equipment
  • Custom/Others pending approval
Incentive Amount: Custom Incentive for Existing Agricultural System Upgrade: $0.25/annual kWh saved or $450/kW
Custom Incentive for a New System: $0.25/annual kWh saved
Irrigation System Menu Incentives: $0.25-$125/unit
Dispatchable Interruption Demand Response: $5.00/kW or $0.019/kWh + $0.159-$0.209/event kWh
Sprinkler Equipment Incentives: $0.25-$125/unit
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.


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

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.