Grant Name: Variable Speed Drive Rebates for Non-Profit Organizations







This Program offers rebates to co-op or Indigenous housing providers, or a non-profit or charity providing services to income-qualified people, using equipment such as HVAC, kitchen exhaust, compressors, or irrigation pumps, who retrofit existing motors or fans with variable speed drives.


  1. You must be a commercial FortisBC or municipal electricity customer of Grand Forks, Penticton, Summerland, or Nelson Hydro.
  2. You must be a registered charity providing assistance to income-qualified persons, or a housing provider that is:

1.       a local government

2.       housing society registered under the Societies Act

3.       a housing co-op registered under the Cooperative Association Act or

4.       a governing body of an Indigenous band, provided the housing is primarily for income-qualified households

  1. You must be either the registered owner, long-term leaseholder, or property manager of the premises.1
  2. You must submit an application and supporting documentation no later than 365 days after the purchase date of the product(s) and install the product within 180 days of submitting the application and supporting documentation.

How to Apply?

  1. Purchase and install qualifying equipment.
  2. Apply online for your variable speed drive rebate or email your completed rebate application and supporting documentation to with the following information:
    • your FortisBC electricity account number or municipal account number from Penticton, Summerland, Grand Forks or Nelson Hydro
    • your email
    • scanned or PDF copies of all paid receipts for the purchase and installation of products relevant to the rebate you are applying for

Ensure all receipts are marked “paid,” clear, legible, itemized and indicate relevant information such as brand, model number and any other required information in your application.

Funding Amount

Based on individual applications

Contact Information

If you have questions, contact your electricity technical advisor, call 1-866-436-7847 or email

Processing Fee



British Columbia


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