Efficiency Payback Comparison Calculator

Is a premium efficiency motor worth the premium?

You decide. Here's an example: A local manufacturing plant operates a piece of equipment 24 hours a day (8760 hours per year). The local utility charges 9 cents per kilowatt hour. This piece of equipment needs a new 25 HP 1800 RPM motor. Based on the annual savings formula, the premium efficient will save over $200 per year.

Try it yourself. Take a couple of typical installations in your plant. Plug in the numbers in the payback analysis. Based on your individual situation, is it worth the premium?
Premium Efficiency Motor Horsepower:

Percent Load:
If you select 'Other', please enter your percent load. (ie. 35)

Energy cost per kilowatt hour: (ie. 12)

Running Time:
If you select 'Other', please enter your runtime hours per week. (ie. 60)

Efficiency(%) of Standard or EPACT Efficiency Motor: (ie. 91)

Efficiency(%) of EPACT or Premium Efficiency Motor: (ie. 94)



 
Annual Savings: $