Variable Frequency Drives
Con Edison offers incentives for variable frequency drives (VFDs). VFDs provide opportunities for energy savings in many motor-driven systems. By controlling motor speed and torque (twisting force) to accommodate system load variations, VFDs coupled with NEMA premium-efficiency motors offer greatly enhanced system control and efficiency.
The following VFD applications are eligible for a $60/HP prescriptive incentive:
The following process-related VFD applications can be eligible for performance-based custom incentives, with payment based on estimated kWh savings:
- Building Exhaust Fans
- Make-up Air Fans
- HVAC Supply and Return Air Fans
- Heating Water Pumps
- Cooling Tower Fans
- Chilled/Condenser Water Pumps
- Water Source Heat Pump Circulating Loop Pumps
See eligibility requirements here. Note: With respect to projects involving the replacement of an existing VFD, incentives are only available where the existing VFD is nonfunctional and has been nonfunctional for at least 6 months. Please contact your energy advisor or call us at 1-877-797-6347 for requirements prior to initiating your project.
- Process Fans and Pumps
- Process Machinery
- Other Processes where system efficiencies are improved by coupling VFDs with motor-driven systems
- XACT - Application and Incentive Calculation Tool
The XACT tool assists customers and Market Partners in completing the program application and forms needed to participate in the program. Features and benefits include:
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- Excel–based application and calculation tool.
- Drop down menu of each program measure and incentive calculation data (including baseline ranges for allowable installation costs).
- Ensures energy-savings and incentive calculations are accurate.
- Reduces pre-approval time by minimizing the need for multiple reviews of the project between the program and you.
Please refer to our Con Edison C&I Energy Efficiency Program Application and the VFD Measures and Rebates Table for specific program participation details, guidelines, and requirements.
Custom Program incentives may be available for other VFD applications where system efficiencies are improved by coupling VFDs with motor-driven systems. Please contact the Program Office for requirements prior to initiating your project.