Efficiency Vermont - Energy Efficient Motors and VFD Program (Vermont)

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Last modified on February 12, 2015.

Financial Incentive Program

Place Vermont

Name Efficiency Vermont - Energy Efficient Motors and VFD Program
Incentive Type State Rebate Program
Applicable Sector Commercial, Industrial, Schools, Local Government, Utility, State Government, Institutional
Eligible Technologies Motor VFDs
Active Incentive No
Implementing Sector State/Territory
Energy Category Energy Efficiency Incentive Programs
Amount 500 - 1,200 per VFD, depending on horsepower

45-800 per motor, depending on efficiency

Equipment Requirements UL-listed equipment

VFDs must be new and cannot replace existing VFDs
Motors must be new, meet or exceed the NEMA Nominal Efficiencies standards and operate at least 2,000 hours per year

Expiration Date 2010-12-31
Funding Source Efficiency Vermont Public Benefit Fund

Maximum Incentive Rebates exceeding 2,500 must be pre-approved

Program Administrator Efficiency Vermont
Website http://efficiencyvermont.com/pages/Business/RebateCenter/

References DSIRE[1]


This rebate program was available 2005 to 2010. It was not available in 2011. This information is provided for reference only. Efficiency Vermont offers 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, which 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 Nominal Efficiencies standards (NEMA) efficiencies listed on the application. They should be in service for at least 2,000 hours a year.

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)"