Diesel Irrigation Rebate program available from Nebraska Department of Environmental Quality
The Nebraska Department of Environmental Quality’s 2018 Clean Diesel Rebate Program is now accepting applications for replacement of eligible diesel irrigation engines with all-electric equipment. Applications must be submitted to NDEQ by December 15, 2018 to be considered.
Diesel irrigation engines may be replaced with an electric motor to power a surface pump or by connecting an existing submersible pump directly to the electric grid. The replaced diesel engine must be scrapped. Replacement projects must be completed by August 30, 2019.
NDEQ will reimburse 60% of the cost of the electrical equipment, installation, and required electric line extension up to a maximum of $20,000.
For more information, contact the SCPPD office or go to http://deq.ne.gov/publica.nsf/pages/17-016 to find an application