VFD Applications

The DCSEU offers rebates on VFDs for the following types of applications:

  • Supply fans
  • Return fans
  • Chilled water pumps
  • Hot water pumps
  • Water source heat pump circulation pumps

Custom Rebates

Not sure where to start? Don't see a rebate listed for your equipment? The DCSEU's Account Management team can help you make the right choice for your business. Find out more about custom rebates.

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(Rebate subject to change*)

Income-Qualified Rebate

(Rebate subject to change*)

Variable Frequency Drives (VFDs)

$150 per hp $200 per hp
 VFDs > 15hp  Custom Custom

*Rebates for the select equipment above are subject to change based on potential future programmatic changes pending the District of Columbia Public Service Commission's regulatory proceedings.


Download the ENERGY STAR® Action Workbook for small business owners and staff who want to increase the energy and water efficiency of their properties by creating and implementing a realistic and cost-effective energy improvement program. 


All projects must be submitted for pre-approval prior to the purchase of equipment. Applications that are not submitted for pre-approval are not guaranteed to receive rebates from the DCSEU.

To qualify for small business rebate amounts, the business where measures are being installed must occupy less than 10,000 square feet of space as a tenant in a larger building or the entire building that houses the business must be less than 10,000 square feet.

“Low-Income Households” are households that have annual incomes equal to or below 80% of the Area Median Income (“AMI”) or 60% of the State Median Income (“SMI”).

"Low-Income Communities" can be classified as Multifamily Buildings, Clinics, or Shelters that serve low-income households. “Low-Income Housing” is defined as the District’s stock of affordable, low-income housing. It is defined as either (a) a building where the owner or occupant meets the definition of “low-income households” listed above, (b) a multifamily building where at least 66% of the households meet the definition of “low-income households” listed above, (c) buildings owned by non-profit organizations or government that meet the definition of “low-income households” listed above, or (d) buildings where there are contracts or other legal instruments in place that assure that at least 66% of the housing units in the building will be occupied by low-income households.

Total rebates are limited to $100,000 per location, per fiscal year for  standard market-rate and $100,000 per location, per fiscal year for income-qualified multifamily. View all the Terms and Conditions.

For questions about equipment rebates, or for questions about embarking on energy efficiency upgrades in your business, please contact the DCSEU at 202-479-2222 or [email protected].

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