Motors and drives

Motors and drives help keep many businesses running smoothly.

Your business can save money with cash incentives and technical expertise for green motor rewinds and variable frequency drive (VFD) equipment.

Green motor rewinds

  1. Contact a participating motor service center and arrange to have your motor rewound in accordance with procedures established by the Green Motors Practices Group™ (GMPG)
  2. Install your rewound motor or place it in inventory for future use at an eligible facility.
  3. Receive an incentive credited on the motor service center invoice. (The service center receives a $2/hp incentive payment from us. A minimum of $1/hp is paid by the service center to the customer as a credit on the motor rewind invoice.)

Pacific Power does not warrant or guarantee the work performed by these participating vendors. 

 

Equipment Type

Size Category

Sub-Category

Minimum Efficiency Requirement

Customer Incentive

Electronically Commutated Motor (Retrofit only)

≤ 1 horsepower

Refrigeration application

--

$0.50/watt

HVAC application

--

$50/horsepower

Variable Frequency Drives
(HVAC fans and pumps) (Retrofit only)

≤ 100 horsepower

HVAC fans and pumps

See note 2

$65/horsepower

Green Motor Rewinds

≥ 15 and ≤ 5,000 hp

--

Must meet GMPG standards

$1/horsepower

(See note 3)

 

Notes for motor incentives:

  1. Equipment that meets or exceeds the efficiency requirements listed for the equipment category in the above table may qualify for the listed incentive.
  2. Throttling or bypass devices, such as inlet vanes, bypass dampers, three-way valves or throttling valves must be removed or permanently disabled to qualify for HVAC fan or pump VFD incentives. VFDs required by or used to comply with energy code are not eligible for incentives. Savings will only be realized for installations where a variable load is present.
  3. For green motor rewinds, the participating electric motor service center is paid $2/horsepower for eligible green motor rewinds. A minimum of $1/horsepower is paid by the service center to the customer as a credit on the motor rewind invoice. The balance is retained by the service center. Green motor rewind motors that are installed or placed in inventory may qualify for an incentive.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            

ECM = Electronically Commutated Motor

GMPG = Green Motors Practices Group

HVAC = Heating, Ventilation and Air-Conditioning

VFD = Variable Frequency Drive


Motors and VFD incentives

HVAC variable frequency drives

  1. Obtain an motors and drives incentive application package from us or a Wattsmart Business Vendor.
  2. Purchase and then install a qualifying unit at an eligible location.
  3. Submit your incentive application package with IRS Form W-9 so our program administrator can prepare a 1099-Misc. (if required) following the incentive payment.
  4. Receive incentive check within 45 days of completion of step 3.

 

Electronically Commutated Motors

  1. Obtain a motors and drives incentive application package from us or a Wattsmart Business Vendor.
  2. Purchase and then install a qualifying unit at an eligible location.
  3. Submit your incentive application package with IRS Form W-9 so our program administrator can prepare a 1099-Misc. (if required) following the incentive payment.
  4. Receive incentive check within 45 days of completion of step 3.

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