Pumps can account for 75 percent or more of your customers' energy use. By installing pumps that meet the Smart $aver® pump-curve efficiency standards, your customers can reduce their initial investment and lower their long-term energy costs. Incentives are available for both process pumping and HVAC. See the application for further details on the equipment specifications.
In response to new legislation that took effect in December 2010, Motor Incentives will be removed from the Smart $aver Prescriptive program.
In 2007, the Energy Independence and Security Act (EISA) was signed into law. One of the purposes of the act is to increase the efficiency of products and buildings in the U.S., including the industrial motors used in HVAC and refrigeration systems. Motors that are now considered energy efficient were deemed "standard" as of Dec. 19, 2010, when the legislation took effect.
2011 Motor Incentives Timeline
- March 31, 2011 – Motors had to be purchased by this date to qualify for incentives.
- June 30, 2011 – Motors must be installed by this date to be eligible for incentives.
- Sept. 30, 2011 – Applications must be submitted by this date to obtain incentives.
Specific types of motors will still be eligible for incentives through the Smart $aver Custom program.
To take advantage of the Smart $aver incentives for pumps, click the button to the right to complete an application. You can submit your application via email, fax it, or mail to:
Smart $aver Incentive Program
P.O. Box 2445
Spokane, WA 99210-2445
Smart $aver Prescriptive Incentive Program
Duke Energy's Smart $aver Prescriptive program provides standard incentives for qualifying high-efficiency equipment. In addition to Pumps, incentives are offered for VFDs, HVAC, Chillers, Thermal Storage, Lighting, Food Service Equipment and Process Equipment.
For a complete list of pump prescriptive incentives, complete an application.
If your equipment isn't included in the Prescriptive Incentive program, it may qualify under the Smart $aver Custom Incentive program.