Agricultural Irrigation Rebates

The Fall River Electric irrigation program has been established to encourage the use of energy-efficient equipment and is an opportunity for irrigation users to receive a financial rebate to cover a portion of the cost to install a new or more efficient system, or to make improvements to an existing system.

Fall River Electric is now offering more new ways to provide you with rebate dollars to help you save energy in agricultural.

Whole Pump Upgrade

When replacing an existing centrifugal or turbine style pump for the purposes of distributing or transporting irrigation water for pumps ranging from 20 to 500 HP, Fall River Electric will help pay for the replacement of the existing centrifugal, turbine, or submersible turbine pump with a new (not a used or rebuilt) centrifugal or turbine style pump. The new replacement pump must have the same or lower horsepower rating unless it is coupled with a VFD.

Payment is $40.00 per rated horsepower of the pump motor.

For a pump rebate, please use this form: Ag Pump Upgrade2 10-1-19

Variable Frequency Drives

Centrifugal

For new or existing centrifugal pumps that have substantial variation in head pressure of more than 20%, FRE will help pay the installation of a qualifying VFD on these pumps rated between 20 and 500 HP. All installations must meet the IEEE 519 standard for harmonics.

Payment is $35.00 per rated horsepower of the pump motor.

For VFD centrifugal pump rebates, please use this form: VFD – Centrifugal Pump Rebate Form 10-1-19

Turbine

For new or existing turbine pumps that have substantial variation in flow of 20% or more, or a 10% variation in total dynamic head, FRE will help pay for the installation of a qualifying VFD on these pumps rated between 20 and 500 HP. All installations must meet the IEEE 519 standard for harmonics.

Payment is $60.00 per rated horsepower of the pump motor.

For VFD turbine pump rebates, please use this form: VFD Turbine Rebate Application 10-1-19

Irrigation Hardware

Irrigation System Conversions and Maintenance

FRE will help pay for converting a complete or partial center-pivot or lateral-move system with existing high-pressure sprinklers to:

  • Mid-Elevation Sprinkler Application (MESA)
  • Low Elevation Spray Application (LESA)
  • Low Energy Precision Application (LEPA)
  • Mobile Drip Irrigation (MDI)

And/or replace leaking or otherwise worn out sprinkler hardware on existing hand line, wheel line, lateral move, and center-pivot systems. A typical drop includes a low-pressure regulator, nozzle, and either a rotating or multi-trajectory sprinkler. High pressure systems include systems that deliver 35 psi or more to the critical sprinkler.

Requirements

  • Existing center-pivot or lateral move system already equipped with high pressure sprinklers or MESA
  • Completed and signed rebate application form
  • Contractor invoice detailing the equipment type, quantity, purchase date, and cost.

Payment on system conversion can be as high as $11.50 per drop & for system maintenance payments can be up to $8.50 per pipe section. For specific payment details, please contact Jan Dean at jan.dean@fallriverelectric.com or call 800.632.5726 M-F from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Purchases must be made within the last 12 months and installed in Fall River Electric service territory to be eligible. All incentives are subject to availability. These programs may change at any time. FRE reserves the right to inspect for program compliance. Contact Jan Dean for details before making purchasing decisions. Please allow 3-4 weeks for processing.

Motor Rewind

By utilizing the Green Motor Initiative standards, old motors can be rewound to improve motor reliability and the motor’s efficiency. By using these standards and third-party oversight, local shops can recycle most of the motor materials and bring the motor back to peak operating efficiency. Simply bring your motor to one of the participating locations shown below and receive the incentive at the time of payment.

Payment is $1 per rated horsepower of the motor.

Participating Locations

American Pump and Electric Motor

10758 N Yellowstone Hwy

Ucon, ID 83401

(208)542-5353

Dyke’s Electric, Inc

3028 Pole Line Rd

Pocatello, ID 83201

(208)237-4300

S&G Electric Motor Repair, Inc

180 Doud St

Blackfoot, ID 83221

(208)785-5121

Western Industrial Motor & Machine, Inc

669 W Quinn Rd Bldg. 12

Pocatello, ID 83202

(208)237-1000

Other agricultural rebates are available for window replacement and insulation. See the tab titled COMMERCIAL EFFICIENCY REBATES for more information on those rebates.