Washington agriculture incentives

Improving energy efficiency at your operation is an effective way to grow your bottom line.

Our programs and incentives can help you upgrade your systems to save energy and money.

 

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Irrigation load control

Irrigation Load Control (ILC) is a peak energy reduction program offered by Pacific Power, in partnership with Connected Energy®, to help us meet our customers’ energy requirements. Irrigators who enroll in this program earn incentives to temporarily reduce electricity use by shutting off irrigation pumps during peak demand.

Why should I participate in the ILC program?

Participating growers receive bill credits, gain real-time visibility into energy use and increase the efficiency and reliability of the electric system. Plus, participation is easy and there are no enrollment fees – Connected Energy’s load control and monitoring devices are installed on your enrolled pumps to automate the energy reduction process when events are called.

What are the program details?

The ILC program runs each year from the week of June 1 through September 15. Peak events can occur during the hours of noon – 10 p.m. and last no more than 4 hours per event. There is a maximum of 20 peak events per year for no more than a total of 52 hours, with no more than one event called per day.

Who is eligible to participate?

In 2022, Pacific Power expanded the program to our Washington service territory. Now, any Pacific Power customer in Washington on Schedule 40 rates receiving service for agricultural irrigation and agricultural soil drainage pumping can participate. Enrolled customers will need to have pumps that are at least 25 horsepower (HP) that run at least 200 hours during the season’s peak hours.

How are participants compensated?

Pacific Power uses a pay-for-performance structure to reward participating customers based on the amount of available load that your pumps can reliably shut off during program hours, adjusted for event participation, and depending on which incentive rate you choose:

  • Day-Ahead Dispatch Notification: $18/kW for the 2022 season
  • Hour-Ahead Dispatch Notification: $30/kW for the 2022 season
  • 20 Minute-Ahead Dispatch Notification: $45/kW for the 2022 season

The more pumps you enroll in the program and the quicker dispatch notification you choose, the higher your annual incentives will be, adjusted for how often you choose to opt out of events, if at all. Incentives will be issued annually and can ultimately help offset a portion of your electricity costs.

How can I learn more?

Review the Frequently Asked Questions (En español), program flier (En español), and program definitions and incentives summary. You can also call toll-free at 1-855-664-3276, email pacificpowerilc@connectedenergy.com or submit a program enrollment request.

Irrigation equipment incentives in Washington

  1. Obtain an irrigation incentive application from us or a Wattsmart Business Vendor.
  2. Purchase and install a qualifying equipment at an eligible location.
  3. Submit your incentive application with IRS Form W-9.
  4. Receive incentive check within 45 days of completion of step 3.

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Farm and dairy equipment incentives

  1. Obtain a farm and dairy incentive application from us or a Wattsmart Business Vendor.
  2. Purchase and install a qualifying unit at an eligible location.
  3. Submit your incentive application with a IRS Form W-9.
  4. Receive incentive check within 45 days of completion of step 3.

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Irrigation pump variable frequency drive incentives

  1. Obtain an irrigation incentive application from us or a Wattsmart Business Vendor.
  2. Purchase and install a qualifying unit at an eligible location.
  3. Submit your incentive application with a IRS Form W-9.
  4. Receive incentive check within 45 days of completion of step 3.

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Irrigation pump VFD

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Add variable frequency drive to existing or new irrigation pump

1. Pumps serving any type of irrigation water transport or distribution system are eligible – wheel lines, hand lines, pivots, linears, fixed-in-place (solid set).

2. Both retrofit and new construction projects are eligible.

3. Incentives are capped at 70 percent of energy efficiency project costs, and incentives will not be available to reduce the energy efficiency project simple payback below one year. Energy savings and energy efficiency project costs are subject to Pacific Power approval.

$0.24/kWh annual savings

  1. Equipment that meets or exceeds the requirements above may qualify for the listed incentive.
  2. Except for the pump VFD measure, incentives listed here are available only for retrofit projects where new equipment replaces existing equipment (i.e. new construction is not eligible).
  3. Except for the pump VFD measure, equipment installed in fixed-in-place (solid set) systems is not eligible. Incentive is limited to two units per irrigated acre.

VFD = Variable Frequency Drive

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Custom incentives for irrigation

  1. You submit an application: After you identify a project (or work with us to identify a project(s) the first step is to submit a general application and provide your tax ID in a completed IRS Form W-9 so we (or our program administrator) can prepare a 1099-Misc. (if required) following the incentive payment.
  2. We provide an energy analysis report: Before you remove existing equipment we need to establish an energy baseline. It is very important that we do this before you purchase anything new. Our analysis will identify efficiency options and help you understand the financial benefits of your investment. 
  3. You sign an incentive offer: Sign an incentive offer before you begin project implementation. If you don’t have an incentive offer, you may not be able to receive an incentive.
  4. You implement your project: Purchase and install qualifying equipment at an eligible location.
  5. We provide a post-inspection: We may need to see that the new equipment is installed and operational. It can be a simple on-site inspection or it may require more formal savings verification. You’ll be told what the requirements will be in your energy analysis.
  6. You receive a cash incentive: Congratulations! Within 45 days of final inspection, savings verification, and/or the receipt of all necessary cost documentation you will receive your incentive.
  Incentive Project Cap Cost
Custom incentives for qualifying measures not on the incentive lists $0.24 per annual kWh savings for non-lighting
70% and one-year simple payback

*The one-year simple payback cap means incentives will not be available to reduce the simple payback of a project below one year. If required, individual measure incentives will be adjusted downward pro-rata so the project has a simple payback after incentives of one year.

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