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Motors & Drives

How to save energy when using motors & drives

If your business relies on motors and drives to get the job done, make sure you take the steps below to maximize efficiency and cut costs.

Money-Saving Tips for Motors & Drives

  • Ensure you select a properly sized motor based on your needs.
  • Install variable speed drives (VSDs) on large motor loads, where appropriate, to further reduce usage.
  • Premium high efficiency motors can provide significant energy savings and improve operating conditions.
  • Perform scheduled maintenance on your systems.
  • Establish a motor repair/replace policy to achieve cost-effective and energy- efficient results.
  • When rewinding a 3-phase AC motor between 100 HP and 5,000 HP, consider using Kentucky Power's EMotor Rewind Pilot Program to maintain higher efficiency than a standard rewind.

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