Trade Ally Network Northwest

Payback & Incentives

To get started, contact your Trade Ally Network NW field specialist for help with forms and program incentives. Utility participation and incentives vary.

Up to $300

per horsepower

Amount received for qualifying energy-efficient VFD on AHU systems in commercial buildings.



A typical project payback, including incentives.

Find local incentives

Use this tool to search for incentive programs available in your project area.

Customer Benefits

Reduced <strong>energy costs</strong>
Reduced energy costs
Reduced <strong>fan usage</strong>
Reduced fan usage
Long <strong>life span</strong>
Long life span
<strong>Precise temperature</strong> control
Precise temperature control

Incentive Requirements


The existing building must:

  • Building heating fuel type may be either electric or gas.
  • VFD must be installed on existing AHU single-speed fan.
  • This measure applies to retrofits only.


  • The retrofit adds a VFD to control the fan with variable-speed fan operation.
  • Any existing AHU throttling or bypass devices are removed or permanently disabled.

Variable Frequency Drive on Air Handling Units Resources