Motors and Variable Frequency Drives (VFD)
Only National Electrical Manufacturers Association (NEMA) premium efficiency standards are acceptable for retrofit applications. Rebates are only available for replacement motors. Rebates are available on a prescriptive basis from 1/8 HP to 200 HP. Anything over 200 HP would be rebated on a custom basis and requires pre-approval prior to ordering equipment.
Variable Frequency Drives (VFD) rebates apply to units that range from 1 to 200 HP. Anything over 200 HP would be handled by a custom rebate and requires pre-approval prior to ordering equipment. The rebates are for new VFDs only. Replacing an existing VFD with a new one has little to no energy savings and is not eligible for a rebate at this time. VFDs are not eligible for rebates as part of power-factor correction.