Rocky Mountain Power offers cash incentives for efficient irrigation equipment
Rebates for energy-saving equipment
May 8, 2012
Rocky Mountain Power is offering cash incentives for efficient irrigation equipment used growers, ranchers, farms and dairy equipment. Eligible items include low pressure sprinklers, impact sprinklers, regulators, nozzles, or gaskets for mobile or portable irrigation systems in the Rocky Mountain Power service area.
A typical rebate might involve, for example, 40 sprinklers and 100 gaskets for $220. Or a grower might replace 148 regulators and sprinklers on a pivot and get a rebate for ($2.75 + $3.00) x 148 = $851.
There is very little process involved in applying for these incentives. These are post-purchase rebates. Participants send in the application with a copy of an invoice or receipt after purchasing and installing the items. The incentive comes as a check 4 to 6 weeks after a qualifying application is received.
To qualify, an applicant must be a Rocky Mountain Power customer installing qualified equipment as listed on the application form. The customer must also be on one of the qualifying rate schedules shown on the back of the application. Rocky Mountain Power staff is available to help people fill out the forms and answer questions.
Incentives for energy-saving equipment not listed on these applications may also be available. There are many possibilities, such as VFDs, chillers, controls. These are handled in the Energy FinAnswer program. The process is more elaborate – They come out and do an analysis to calculate energy savings. The incentive is based on the savings, and there is a commissioning process to make sure the equipment is working correctly. For larger projects this can be quite an opportunity.
For more information call Paul Warila, P.E., Energy Efficiency Alliance Manager, Pacific Power – Rocky Mountain Power, Phone 503-319-1021.