Consortium for Energy Efficiency
Motors and Motor Systems Program Summary - May 2009
This chart provides information on programs that provide incentives for motors & motor systems in industrial and commercial facilities. Many members also provide additional incentives for related improvements. This information was compiled through internet research during November 2008 -
February 2009. Information is provided "as is." For the most recent program information follow the links to member websites or call your local utility or efficiency program administrator. Blank fields indicate that information was not available at time of data collection. An overview of types of industrial
motors programs is provided in the Efficiency Program Basics tab.
For Terms and Conditions go to: http://www.cee1.org/terms.php3.
Motor Systems Related Opportunities
Range covered by (may include
(Prescriptive): Dedicated Program
Motor & Motor Systems Prescriptive motors, drives, Dedicated Program Dedicated Program Dedicated Program Technical Financial
CEE Member Service Area Upstream (Up), for Compressed Air Education (ED) Training (TR)
Program Name programs pumps, fans, for Drives (ASD) for Pumps (P) for Fans (F) Services (TS) Assistance (FA)
and other areas)
Rebates & Incentives Both 1-200 hp Yes ASD CA F ED TR TS FA
Ameren Illinois Act On Energy Business Program Down 1-200 hp Yes ASD CA P F ED TR TS FA
Ameren-UE Missouri BizEfficiency Down 1-200 hp Yes ED FA
Arizona Public Service Arizona Motors & VSDs Down Yes ASD CA P F ED TR TS FA
Austin Energy Texas Motors Up 1-200 hp Yes ASD CA P F ED TR TS FA
Idaho Premium Efficiency Motors Program Down ASD CA P F ED TR TS FA
AVISTA Utilities Washington Yes
BC Hydro British Columbia Motor Management Planning n/a Yes ASD CA P F ED TR TS FA
Idaho Up ASD CA
Bonneville Power Administration Green Motor Initiative Up Yes
Cape Light Compact Massachusetts MotorUp Both 1-200 hp Yes ASD ED TR FA
City Utilities of Springfield (MO) Missouri EnergyWise Grant Program Yes TS FA
Commonwealth Edison Illinois Energy Efficient Motors Both 1-200 hp Yes ASD ED TR TS FA
Connecticut Light and Power Connecticut MotorUp Down 1-200 hp Yes ED TR TS FA
Efficiency Maine Maine Energy Wise Down 1-200 hp Yes ASD CA ED TR TS FA
Efficiency Vermont Vermont Efficiency Vermont Rebate Center Both 1-200 hp Yes ASD CA ED TR TS FA
Production Efficiency: Motors Down 1-200 hp Yes ASD CA TS FA
Energy Trust of Oregon
Eugene Water & Electric Board Oregon Energy Outlet Both 1-500 hp Yes
Federal Buildings in
U.S. Department of Energy the U.S.
FEMP Designated Product: Electric Motors 1-500 hp ED TR TS
FortisBC British Columbia PowerSense Yes
Georgia Power Georgia For Your Business Yes TS
Great River Energy North Dakota Energy Wise Yes
Hydro-Québec Quebec Efficient Products Program Both Yes CA P ED TS FA
Idaho Power Idaho Easy Upgrades, Building Efficiency, Custom Efficiency Down 1-200 hp Yes ASD P F
Iowa Energy Center Iowa Industrial Program Yes CA
Long Island Power Authority New York LIPA's Clean Energy Down 1-200 hp Yes ASD
Los Angeles Department of Water & Power California Custom Performance Program 1-200 hp Yes ASD CA P TR TS FA
Madison Gas & Electric Wisconsin Motors and Industrial Systems Yes ED TR TS FA
Massachusetts Division of Energy Resources Massachusetts Assistance for Business Yes ED TR FA
Iowa Energy Advantage Down 1-200 hp Yes, includes motors ASD
Illinois Energy Advantage Down above 200hp ASD
Minnesota Department of Commerce Minnesota Yes
Massachusetts MotorUp Premium Efficiency Motors Both ASD CA ED TS FA
New Hampshire Motors Both ASD CA ED TS FA
National Grid USA New York Premium Efficiency Motors Both 1-200 hp Yes ASD CA ED TS FA
New York Energy Efficiency in Empire Zones Down CA
Rhode Island MotorUp Premium Efficiency Motors Both ASD CA
Natural Resources Canada Canada Electric Motors Yes ASD P ED
Nebraska Public Power District (NPPD) Nebraska EnergyWise for Your Business Down 1-200 hp Yes ASD CA ED TR TS
NV Energy Nevada Nevada Sure Bet Down 1-200 hp Yes ASD ED TR TS FA
New Hampshire Electric Co-op New Hampshire NH Saves Both 1-200 hp Yes ASD CA TS FA
New Jersey Board of Public Utilities: Clean
Motors and Drives Down 1-200 hp Yes ASD ED
Energy Program New Jersey
Industrial Efficiency Alliance CA P ED TR TS
Northwest Energy Efficiency Alliance
NSTAR Electric & Gas Massachusetts Premium Efficiency Motors Both 1-200 hp Yes ASD CA ED TR TS FA
NYSERDA New York Business Partners Program for Motor Systems Down 1-200 hp Yes ASD CA P F ED TR TS FA
Oncor Texas Up 1-200 hp Yes FA
Ontario Power Authority Ontario Retrofit Incentive Program Down Yes
Pacific Gas & Electric (PG&E) California Rebates & Incentives Both 1-500 hp Yes ASD CA P F ED TR TS FA
Florida Motor Upgrade Down 1-200 hp Yes CA
North Carolina Energy Efficiency for Business Down 1-200 hp Yes ASD ED TS
New and Retrofit Equipment Program
Public Service of New Hampshire Both 1-200 hp Yes ASD CA ED TR TS
New Hampshire (nhsaves@work)
Puget Sound Energy Washington Premium Efficiency Motor Rebate Program Down 1-200 hp Yes ASD
Utah FinAnswer Express Both Yes ASD ED TR TS FA
Rocky Mountain Power
Wyoming Wyoming Energy FinAnswer Down ASD CA P F ED FA
Sacramento Municipal Utility District (SMUD) Motor Incentives Up 1-200 hp Yes ASD CA P F ED TR TS FA
Powerwise Standard Business Solutions Motor
Salt River Project Both 1-500 hp Yes ASD CA P F ED TR TS FA
Arizona Rebate Program
San Diego Gas & Electric California New Construction, Standard Performance Contract Down 1-200 hp Yes F ED FA
Seattle City Light Washington Conservation for Industrial Customers Down 1-75 hp Yes ASD CA P F
Snohomish Public Utility District Washington For your business Yes ASD CA P F ED TS FA
Southern California Edison California Express Efficiency Premium Efficiency Motors Down 1-200 hp Yes ASD P F ED TS
Southern Minnesota Municipal Power Agency
Minnesota Information available through SMMPA members Up 1-200 hp Yes ASD ED
Tacoma Public Utilities Washington Compressed Air Program Down 1-200 hp Yes CA TR TS FA
New Construction Program
Tennessee Valley Authority Tennessee EnergyServices Yes TR TS FA
MotorUp Down ASD CA P F
United Illuminating Connecticut Energy Conscious Blueprint Down 1-200 hp Yes ASD CA P F TS
Energy Opportunities Down ASD CA P F ED TR TS FA
Massachusetts Large Business Services Down 1-200 hp CA ED TR
New Hampshire C&I Retrofit and New Construction Programs Down 1-200 hp ASD CA P F ED TR TS
Michigan 1-200 hp CA ED TR TS
We Energies Prescriptive Incentive Program Down Yes ASD
Western Massachusetts Electric Co. Massachusetts MotorUp Down 1-200 hp Yes FA
1-200 hp (motors), 1-500
Wisconsin Focus on Energy Wisconsin Motors and Variable Speed Drives Down Yes ASD CA P F ED TR TS FA
Colorado Motor Efficiency Down ASD CA P F TR TS FA
New Mexico Motor Efficiency Down ASD CA P F TR TS FA
Texas 1-500 hp
Xcel Energy Yes
Wisconsin see Wisoconsin Focus on Energy
Minnesota Motor Efficiency Down ASD CA P F TR TS FA
Send questions or comments about this program summary to Kellem Emanuele, CEE Industrial Program Manager: email@example.com
Consortium for Energy Efficiency
Motors & Motor Systems Program Summary - March 2009
Energy Efficiency Programs Basics
For Terms and Conditions go to: http://www.cee1.org/terms.php3
For the most recent program information contact your local utility or efficiency program administrator.
Program Terms Descriptions
Provide financial incentives, typically rebates, for specific pieces of equipment that meet prescribed energy-efficiency specifications or
standards, such as NEMA Premium®.
Incentives may be paid to the customer (downstream), to the vendor (upstream), or some combination of the two.
Multiple measures (such as motors, HVAC, lighting, and refrigeration) are often covered within a given program.
Provide incentives for new construction projects and sometimes major renovation projects.
Incentives may be available to fund audits, feasibility studies, design, and/or implementation assistance for both facility and process projects.
Programs Prescriptive measures are often included.
Incentives may be based on projected energy savings (using simulation models) or on incremental or total project cost.
Reimbursement rates vary with some programs covering up to 100%.
Offer incentives for retrofit and renovation projects.
Incentives may be based on energy savings achieved or on the incremental or total project cost.
Custom Programs Some programs require monitoring and verification of proposed savings at project completion while others do not.
The scope of projects covered varies from program to program ranging from simple equipment swaps to full blown audit-through-
Provide funds to any qualified applicant proposing a project that meets the program criteria, usually based on a kW or kWh savings threshold.
Usually, energy service companies (ESCOs) or design engineering firms work with end-users to develop and submit projects.
Applications often require simulations or other calculations to support the projected energy savings and normally have monitoring and
Programs may place a cap on the amount that any one firm, customer, and/or individual project may receive.
Provide individuals with technical expertise or may provide funds to hire outside firms to provide the engineering or other services required for
Technical Assistance project design and implementation.
Programs Energy audits and process design assistance are commonly provided services.
Some programs offer cost-sharing assistance for technical services.
Include a wide array of measures offered by programs around the country.
These programs may work in combination with direct incentive programs to help the customer finance their portion of the costs or to subsidize
Financial Assistance the interest rate.
Programs Some examples are: loans that are repaid via the actual energy cost savings achieved, buy-downs of commercial interest rates, and low-cost
Financial assistance may be available for all or part of a proposed project.
While the goals of education and increased awareness are part of virtually every program in some measure, some programs, like the
Northwest Energy Efficiency Alliance’s Industrial Sector Initiative, focus solely on these outreach efforts.
Many programs incorporate a vendor or installer educational component along with customer education and incentives.
Program scope ranges from simple product awareness to corporate-level energy management opportunities.
Outreach efforts include workshops, newsletters, individual site visits, bill stuffers, Web sites, and more.
Covers programs which are unique or which do not provide incentives for premium efficient motors or adjustable speed drives directly, such
Other Programs as peak load reduction and load shifting programs.
Competitive bidding programs are included in this category on the Program chart.
Custom, SPC, and New Construction programs require customers to calculate projected energy savings for the projects they submit. Upon
project completion, these programs often require applicants to verify that the projected savings were achieved before incentives are paid.
Deemed measures are project elements that do not require monitoring and verification as a prerequisite for reimbursement.
Deemed savings are used where there is either a standard or specification that defines product performance, or there has been sufficient
experience with the process to preclude the need to actually demonstrate that the projected savings were achieved.