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.

 

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.

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.

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.

Irrigation Measure

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Limitations

Customer Incentive

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.

4. To be eligible for energy efficiency project incentives, the project simple payback before incentives must not exceed eight years. Pacific Power may accept a project with a projected payback period in excess of eight years, if project benefits satisfy the Washington Utilities and Transportation Commission's approved cost-effectiveness test as determined by Pacific Power.

$0.15/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

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 $0.15 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. To be eligible for energy efficiency project incentives, the project simple payback before incentives must not exceed eight years. Pacific Power may accept a project with a projected payback period in excess of eight years, if project benefits satisfy the Washington Utilities and Transportation Commission's approved cost-effectiveness test as determined by Pacific Power.

Lighting incentives

Get cash incentives and assistance when you install energy-efficient lighting for your operation.

Green motor rewinds

Save money with incentives for green motor rewinds. 

Project financing

Pacific Power teams up with National Energy Improvement Fund (NEIF) to help businesses pay for energy upgrades.

Indoor Agriculture

Get free technical services and cash incentives for indoor agricultural grow facilities.