The Extended Motor Products (XMP) program makes it easier for end users to scope, purchase, replace and realize energy savings from more efficient motor-driven pumps and circulators. Working together with Northwest utilities, manufacturers and distributors, XMP encourages better selections of products under 50 horsepower in commercial and industrial applications.
For years, motor-driven products were considered too complex for prescriptive programs due to the high degree of variability among system installations. A cooling tower pump on a high-rise in Seattle, for example, operates very differently than a potable water recirculation pump in a manufacturing facility in Idaho. New data and metrics, like the establishment of DOE standards for pumps and an industry-wide labeling program, now make many motor-driven products viable for deemed savings and incentives.
Using midstream and upstream channels, XMP is increasing market awareness, availability and acceptance of efficient options. The XMP program takes a multi-pronged approach that targets several areas of the sales channel directly. The program also develops ongoing relationships with manufacturers’ representatives to raise awareness and understanding of smart pump technology and develops tools to support savings validation and demonstrate value to owners. This approach increases stocking and sales of the most efficient motor-driven products and assists utilities in acquiring cost-effective energy savings from a product category historically untapped in the Northwest.
If you are involved in pump sales, distribution or specifying in Oregon, Washington, Idaho or Montana and want to learn more, please contact Warren Fish.
NEEA's XMP program offers a way for distributor partners to earn incentives, increase profits and access marketing and other resources for qualified products. The XMP program is funded by utilities and energy efficiency organizations in the Northwest and is designed to provide participants with added value and support. View the document below to learn more about NEEA's XMP program.View Document