Efficiency Vermont - Energy Efficient Commercial Motor Rebates (Vermont)

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Financial Incentive Program

Place Vermont

Name Efficiency Vermont - Energy Efficient Commercial Motor Rebates
Incentive Type State Rebate Program
Applicable Sector Commercial
Eligible Technologies Motors, Motor VFDs
Active Incentive No

Energy Category Energy Efficiency Incentive Programs
Amount VFD: 500 - 1200

Motors: 45 - 700

Equipment Requirements UL-listed equipment

Motors: must meet NEMA efficiencies listed on application VFD: must be controlled by automatic signal and include a series reactor

Expiration Date 2008-12-31

Funding Source System Benefits Fund

Maximum Incentive Rebates exceeding 2,500 must be approved before purchase

Program Administrator Efficiency Vermont
Website http://www.efficiencyvermont.org/pages/Business/RebateCenter/
Date added to DSIRE 2007-08-15
Last DSIRE Review 2009-02-12

References DSIRE[1]


Efficiency Vermont offers its business customers rebates to encourage the installation of efficient motors and variable frequency drives (VFD). Rebates amounts are dependent on the horsepower size and efficiency of the VFD or the motor. There is no set limit on the amount of rebates that a customer may take, but rebates above $2,500 will require pre-approval from Efficiency Vermont.

Eligible VFDs are supply fans, return fans, exhaust fans and chilled water pumps, from 3 to 10 horsepower, that are used to control commercial HVAC equipment. To be eligible for this rebate, VFDs should be new and not replace existing VFDs. Eligible motors should be new and meet or exceed the NEMA efficiencies listed on the application. They should be in service for at least 2,000 hours a year.

To receive this rebate, complete theapplication found off the program website.

Incentive Contact

Contact Name Public Information Officer
Department Efficiency Vermont

Address 255 S. Champlain Street, Suite 7

Place Burlington, Vermont
Zip/Postal Code 05401
Phone (888) 921-5990

Email info@efficiencyvermont.com


  • Incentive and policy data are reviewed and approved by the N.C. Solar Center's DSIRE project staff.[1]


  1. 1.0 1.1  "Database of State Incentives for Renewables and Efficiency (DSIRE) accessed 2010-05-21"