Helpful Resources - Regional Assistance
Summary of Efficiency Programs for Motors & Motor Systems
This comprehensive document summarizes available programs that provide incentives and other assistance to businesses to improve the efficiency of motor-driven systems. The summary can be searched by state, organization, or program type (motors, drives, compressed air programs, etc.). Organizations administering the programs include energy efficiency organizations and utilities that operate on a statewide or regional scale that are members of the Consortium for Energy Efficiency.
Midwest Energy Efficiency Alliance (MEEA)
MEEA is a collaborative network whose purpose is to advance energy efficiency in the Midwest in order to support sustainable economic development and environmental conservation. MEEA’s programs focus on residential and commercial energy-efficiency projects.
Southwest Energy Efficiency Project (SWEEP)
SWEEP collaborates with utilities, state agencies, environmental groups, universities, and other energy efficiency specialists to promote electricity conservation in Arizona, Colorado, Nevada, New Mexico, Utah, and Wyoming.
SWEEP provides information on local, and utility policies and programs to advance energy efficiency. Many of these summaries, available under “Regional Policies & Programs,” include links for further information. Examples of completed energy-efficiency projects are available under “Regional Case Studies.”
Advanced Energy and Motor Resource Center
Advanced Energy provides consulting services, training, and resources for motors and adjustable-speed drives to businesses in the Southeast. The organization also conducts testing and research through the Motor Resource Center, a partnership with the Washington University Extension Energy Program.
Northwest Energy Efficiency Alliance (NEEA)
The Alliance is a nonprofit corporation supported by electric utilities, public benefits administrators, state governments, public interest groups, and energy-efficiency industry representatives. These entities work together to make affordable, energy-efficient products and services available in the marketplace.
Alliance’s provides access to market research reports and case studies on motors and drives, as well as other motor resources. The Alliance is in the process of developing a new initiative for the industrial sector, which will incorporate motors as part of a larger energy-efficiency focus.