Variable Speed Drive

The Variable Speed Drive (VSD) Retrofit Rebate for commercial accounts applies to the retrofit installation of:

  • Variable frequency drives onto existing equipment such as irrigation wells, commercial or industrial machinery.
  • If a new irrigation motor is installed at the same time it may qualify for a separate motor incentive
  • Replacement of existing VSDs, for maintenance or other purposes, does not qualify
  • Soft start kits added to existing motors do not qualify
  • Commercial accounts only
  • Only one project per member account per year
  • Rebates must be applied for within 120 days of installation to qualify

The incentive will be the lower of:

  • 50% of the cost of the VSD unit or,
  • Project cap of $20,000 or,
  • Reference table:
Motor Nameplate Horsepower Incentive
25 No incentive
30 $1,600
40 $1,750
50 $2,050
60 $2,350
75 $2,650
100 $3,100
125 $3,800
150 $4,600
200 $5,300
250 $6,800
Larger than 250 $6,800

For more information please contact Gunnison County Electric Association (GCEA) at (970) 641-3520 or fill out the online contact form and GCEA’s energy use advisor will contact you.


VSD Rebate Application

  • Applicant Information

  • Rebate Information

  • Copies of receipt or invoice
    Drop files here or
    Max. file size: 30 MB.
    • Signature & Consent

    • Rebates will be mailed via check. Please allow four to six weeks for processing.