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FortisBC is offering incentives to co-op or Indigenous housing providers or non-profit organizations or charities providing services to income-qualified people, for improving motors or fans with variable speed drives.

Available Incentives

Type Incentive
20 hp or greater $112 per motor hp
less than 20 hp $140 per motor hp


Eligibility Requirements

  • You must be a commercial FortisBC or municipal electricity customer of Grand Forks, Penticton, Summerland, and Nelson Hydro.
  • You must be a registered charity providing assistance to income-qualified persons, or a housing provider that is:
    • a local government
    • housing society registered under the Societies Act
    • a housing co-op registered under the Cooperative Association Act or
    • a governing body of an Indigenous band, provided the housing is primarily for income-qualified households
  • You must be either the registered owner, long-term leaseholder, or property manager of the premises.
  • Property managers can apply for incentives on behalf of owners if they have legal authority and permission to bind them to the terms and conditions
  • Variable speed drive qualifying criteria:
    • The variable speed drive must be retrofitted to an existing motor that has not been previously integrated with a variable speed drive.
    • The motor must be running a minimum of 2,000 hours per year.
    • The variable speed drive must control the motor’s frequency in response to a variable load.
    • Variable speed drives used for soft start only are not eligible.
  • Full eligibility requirements can be found on the FortisBC website.

How to Apply

  1. Carefully read the terms and conditions to confirm your eligibility.
  2. Purchase and install qualifying equipment.
  3. Apply online or email your completed application form and supporting documentation to businessrebates@fortisbc.com with the following information:
    • your FortisBC electricity account number or municipal account number from Penticton, Summerland, Grand Forks or Nelson Hydro.
    • scanned or PDF copies of all receipts for the purchase and installation of products relevant to the incentives you are applying for.


  • You must submit an application and supporting documentation no later than 365 days after the purchase date of the product(s) (as shown on the paid invoice).


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Program Contact Information

For further information, please contact your electricity technical advisor or via one of the contacts below.