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Incentives/Policies for Renewables & Efficiency

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Compressed Air Systems   

Last DSIRE Review: 08/21/2014
Program Overview:
State: Vermont
Incentive Type: State Rebate Program
Eligible Efficiency Technologies: Compressed air, Motors, Motor VFDs
Applicable Sectors: Commercial, Industrial, Schools, Institutional
Amount:Compressors: $1400 to $3,200 (depending on HP)
Air Receiver Tanks: $350 to $1300
Cycling Refrigerated Dryers: $100 to $350
No-Loss Drains: $100
Air-Entraining Air Nozzles: $5
Maximum Incentive:Incentives that exceed $5,000 should be submitted to Efficiency Vermont for pre-approval
Eligible System Size:Varies by equipment type, see application form for details. Custom rebates may be available for larger systems.
Equipment Requirements:Must be new and listed on the Efficiency Vermont "Compressed Air Eligible Products List"
Installation Requirements:Prescriptive rebates available for projects (new or renovations) less than 10,000 sq. ft.
Funding Source:Efficiency Vermont Public Benefit Fund
Expiration Date:12/31/2014
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Efficiency Vermont offers rebates to encourage the installation of efficient compressors. Rebate amounts are dependent upon equipment type. There is no set limit on the amount of rebates that a customer may receive, but rebates above $5,000 will require pre-approval from Efficiency Vermont.

There are incentives for variable frequency drive screw compressors (10-40 HP), air receivers/tanks for load/no-load compressors, cycling refrigerated dryers (up to 200 CFM capacity), no-loss drains, and air-entraining air nozzles. Efficiency Vermont provides a list of "Compressed Air Eligible Products List" of products eligible for rebates. Certain products not on the list may be eligible pending a review by Efficiency Vermont. Custom rebates may also be available.

Customers of the Burlington Electric Department (BED) must seek pre-approval for all projects and must return the rebate form to BED directly. Applicants must comply with eligibility requirements, use only the eligible equipment, and follow all terms and conditions.

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Efficiency Vermont
128 Lakeside Avenue
Suite 104
Burlington, VT 05401
Phone: (888) 921-5990
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