BPA

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.

$300

per horsepower

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

2

years

A typical project payback, including incentives.

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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

Pre-Installation

The existing building must:

  • Be heated by electricity or gas.
  • Operate for equal to or greater than 2,000 hours per year.
  • Have an AHU with a variable-flow-based HVAC system (constant volume systems are not eligible).
  • Have a constant-speed fan on its AHU (variable-speed fans are not eligible).

Post-Installation

The installed VFD application must:

  • Include a controller for variable-speed fan operation.
  • Be set to trend historical kWh usage, fan runtime and average fan speed.
  • Include removal or permanent disabling of AHU throttling or bypass devices.

Variable Frequency Drive on Air Handling Units Resources