Drive Power Initiative Long Term Monitoring and Tracking (LTMT) Report and ACE Model Assumption Update

The Northwest Energy Efficiency Alliance’s (NEEA) Drive Power Initiative (DPI) (via the Green Motor Initiative (GMI) and the Green Motors Practices Group (GMPG)) encouraged adoption of green motor rewind practices by northwest motor service centers between 1999 and 2004. The GMPG has continued to promote these practices actively. Green rewind practices are rigorous and include motor testing. When motor service centers use these practices in commercial and industrial motor rewinds, the energy efficiency of these motors is maintained or improved; this is often not the case with standard motor rewinds.

In 2013, NEEA began ongoing long-term monitoring and tracking (LTMT) of the DPI, including an update of key assumptions used by NEEA in its Alliance Cost Effectiveness (ACE) model. This report, prepared by The Cadmus Group (“Cadmus”) presents the 2017 LTMT findings. Cadmus collected a range of data to meet three major objectives: (1) update the size of the motor rewind market in the Northwest; (2) establish the market share of green motor rewinds; and (3) calculate the regional savings for green motor rewinds.

The report is comprised of a short five-page description of key findings, followed by three appendices with further detail on the DPI and LTMT, Cadmus’ methodology, and a sample data collection form.

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