With single-speed motors using more power than necessary, you can save electricity by switching to variable frequency/speed drives (VFD), to match motors speed with actual load requirements. Let us help. We’ll provide a contractor database, expert assessment and cash rebates toward VFD purchases and installation.
To be eligible for a rebate, these energy-saving devices must be newly installed on (retrofitting of existing VFDs are not eligible):
- Cooling tower fans
- Chilled water pumps
- Condenser water pumps
- Hot water pumps
- Air compressors
- and other motor upgrades
- Apply for rebates of $.05/kWh saved annually, offsetting upgrade costs and reducing payback time.
- Lower operating costs. New VFDs delivery can help deliver energy savings, paying for themselves quickly.
- Reduce maintenance costs. Energy-efficient motors can run cooler, last longer and reduce facility heating loads.
- Reduce motor lifecycle costs.
- Reduce energy losses through improved design, tighter tolerances, better materials and improved manufacturing techniques.
Sample Savings—and, you can estimate your rebate.
Estimated Annual kWh Savings1
|5-HP Kitchen Exhaust Fan||per unit||22.430||$1,122|
|Vacuum Milk Pump (10-HP)||per unit||13,000||$ 650|
|Air Handler Unit in a Middle School||per unit||33,100||$ 1,655|
1 Pennsylvania Technical Reference Manual.
2 Based on $0.05/kWh saved. Actual incentive rate per kWh may vary.
Please note: rebates will vary based on facility types and hours. Consult a program engineer for information.