Wednesday, October 10, 2018

NDEQ Deadline for Clean Diesel Rebates 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 rebate of $20,000. Each applicant may apply to replace one diesel engine. NDEQ anticipates funding twenty irrigation engine rebates. Applications must be accompanied by one set of quotes for the replacement motor and/or electrical equipment, installation, and service line extension by the electric service supplier. More information and application materials can be found on the following web page: . Other questions can be directed to Randy Smith, NDEQ Clean Diesel Program Coordinator or 402-471-4272. You can also contact Nicki White at Cuming County Public Power District for assistance.

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