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.
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 Upgrade
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
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
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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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.
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.
American Pump and Electric Motor
10758 N Yellowstone Hwy
Ucon, ID 83401
Dyke’s Electric, Inc
3028 Pole Line Rd
Pocatello, ID 83201
S&G Electric Motor Repair, Inc
180 Doud St
Blackfoot, ID 83221
Western Industrial Motor & Machine, Inc
669 W Quinn Rd Bldg. 12
Pocatello, ID 83202
Freeze Resistant Stock Water Tanks/Fountains are super-insulated livestock watering tanks that do not require freeze protection. To be eligible, a Freeze Resistant Stock Water Tank/Fountain must replace an existing electrically heated stock water tank.
Some projects are more complex and require additional steps to determine energy savings and eligibility. These custom projects may require engineering review and energy consumption monitoring for verification of savings. Fall River will review any proposed energy efficiency project for verifiable energy savings potential, and will work with the owners to evaluate and verify energy savings. Rebates are calculated on a per kWh basis of the energy savings of the installed measures. Fall River Electric projects are capped at 50 percent of the project cost for qualifying measures.
Other agricultural rebates are available for window replacement and insulation. See the tab titled COMMERCIAL EFFICIENCY REBATES for more information on those rebates.
Measuring Pump Plant Efficiency courtesy of North Dakota State University
Pumping Up with a VFD Pump courtesy of the Bonneville Power Administration