Efficiency Vermont - Energy Efficient Motors and VFD Program

February 03, 2011


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.

Program Overview

Implementing Sector: State
Category: Financial Incentive
State: Vermont
Incentive Type: Rebate Program
Web Site: http://efficiencyvermont.com/pages/Business/RebateCenter/
Administrator: Efficiency Vermont
Start Date:
Eligible Renewable/Other Technologies:
  • Motor VFDs
Incentive Amount: $500 - $1,200 per VFD, depending on horsepower
$45-$800 per motor, depending on efficiency
Maximum Incentive: Rebates exceeding $2,500 must be pre-approved
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


Name: Efficiency Vermont
Address: 20 Winooski Falls Way, 5th Floor
Winooski VT 05404
Phone: (888) 921-5990
Email: info@efficiencyvermont.com

This information is sourced from DSIRE; the most comprehensive source of information on incentives and policies that support renewables and energy efficiency in the United States. Established in 1995, DSIRE is operated by the N.C. Clean Energy Technology Center at N.C. State University.