Current News > 10/11/2019

Agricultural Irrigation Pump Diesel Engine Replacement - Funding will assist farmers with the replacement of irrigation pump diesel engines with electric equipment. Diesel 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. NDEE will reimburse 60% of the cost of the electrical equipment, installation, and required electric line extension up to a maximum of $20,000. NDEE anticipates funding seventeen irrigation engine rebates.


         To be eligible, the existing diesel irrigation engine must have engine horsepower and model year within the ranges specified below:


Current Diesel Engine Horsepower

Current Engine Model Year and Emissions Tier

0-50 HP

2006 and Newer, Unregulated – Tier 2

51-300 HP

1996 and Newer, Tier 0 – Tier 3

301+ HP

1986 and Newer, Tier 0 – Tier 3


         The diesel engine must be in operating condition and have historical operations of at least 250 hours per year over the past three years.  A pre-replacement inspection may be made to verify the engine condition.

         The diesel engine must have a legible serial number stamped into the block or listed on an engine data tag affixed to the engine.


More information about the Nebraska Clean Diesel Rebate Program, including rebate applications, can be found at NDEE’s Clean Diesel Program webpage:

If you have questions, please use the contact information below.


Randy Smith


Energy and Assistance Division