Industrial Motors

NEMA-backed motor rebate bill introduced in Congress


Nov 09, 2009

Congresswoman Tammy Baldwin has launched a $700 million motor rebate bill for an energy-efficient motor rebate program advocated by the National Electrical Manufacturers Association (NEMA). This "crush for credit" legislative proposal has been introduced in the House of Representatives as HR 4031.

Similar to a previous legislative proposal, this bill authorizes a federal rebate program for the purchase of NEMA Premium motors. The newly introduced bill, however, doubles the authorized amount from $350 million to $700 million.

The $700 million legislative proposal creates a federal rebate program that will provide a $25 per horse power rebate for the purchase of NEMA Premium energy-efficient motors. It also provides for a $5 per horse power rebate for the proper disposal of the less efficient, non-NEMA Premium motor.

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