Incentives & Programs

Prescriptive Irrigation

Prescriptive Irrigation

As an EnergyWise℠ partner, your local electric utility wants to help producers make the most of the energy needed for irrigating with all-electric systems. Participating utilities will provide a $500 incentive when producers replace all of a system’s existing outlet components such as sprinkler heads, sprayers, rotators, plates, pads and nozzles, and regulators on qualified systems.

Qualifications

  • To qualify, the system must be a minimum of four (4) sections in length with water supplied by an all-electric pumping system.
  • The majority of the system’s existing nozzles, sprayers or sprinkler heads must be at least five (5) years old. For verification, a copy of the pivot’s most-recent sprinkler/nozzle report (usually kept inside the pivot control panel) must be provided with a completed application and qualifying proof-of-purchase documentation.
  • Qualifying systems are only eligible for the EnergyWise℠ Prescriptive Irrigation Program once every five (5) years.
  • All applicable components identified on the sprinkler/nozzle report or chart (including sprinkler heads, sprayers, distribution plates, pads, rotators, nozzles, and regulators, if identified on the report/chart) must be replaced with new, permanently installed operational components before submitting application.
  • Qualifying proof-of-purchase documentation includes sales receipt(s), invoice(s), and professional irrigation equipment dealer/consultant statement (must itemize the new
  • components indicating the quantity, make, model and purchase date).
  • Requests for deviation from the components identified on the sprinkler/nozzle report require an explanation on the application signed by a professional irrigation equipment dealer/consultant and are subject to approval by the local participating utility.

Guidelines

The following guidelines will generally apply. Exceptions will be handled on a case-by-case basis.

  1. All existing outlet components such as sprinkler heads, sprayers, rotators, plates, pads and nozzles, and regulators on qualified center pivot or linear tower systems.
  2. Qualified center pivot or linear tower systems must be a minimum of four (4) sections in length with water supplied by an all-electric pumping system.
  3. The majority of the system’s existing nozzles, sprayers or sprinkler heads must be at least five (5) years old. For verification, a copy of the pivot’s most-recent sprinkler/nozzle report must be provided with a completed application and qualifying proof-of-purchase documentation. If a sprinkler/nozzle report is not available, a written statement from the irrigation equipment vendor stating the system has not been upgraded for at least five (5) years must be provided.
  4. All applicable components identified on the sprinkler/nozzle report or chart (including sprinkler heads, sprayers, distribution plates, pads, rotators, nozzles, and regulators, if identified on the report/chart) must be replaced with new, permanently installed operational components before submitting application.
  5. Qualifying proof-of-purchase documentation includes sales receipt(s), invoice(s), and professional irrigation equipment dealer/consultant statement itemizing the new components indicating the quantity, make, model and purchase date. A copy of new sprinkler/nozzle report (if produced) satisfies this requirement.
  6. Requests for deviation from the components identified on the sprinkler/nozzle report require an explanation on the application signed by a professional irrigation equipment dealer/consultant and are subject to approval by the local participating utility.
  7. A one-time incentive payment or account credit of $500 will be issued to the customer after the equipment is installed and all necessary completed program documentation as described above is submitted to the local utility for processing.
  8. Qualifying systems are only eligible for the EnergyWise℠ Prescriptive Irrigation Program once every five (5) years.
  9. Program is subject to the Terms and Conditions as outlined on the application and the General Guidelines.

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