HI Launches Resources to Help Build Incentive Programs

16 July 2020

The Hydraulic Institute (HI), announced the launch of its Utility Resources. This collection of tools and educational materials is designed to drive the development and implementation of incentive programs that advance pump system energy savings. HI’s Utility Resources build upon the association’s Energy Rating Program which underpins incentive programs by streamlining the way pump manufacturers and distributors communicate energy efficiency. 

HI launched its Energy Rating (ER) Program database of rated pumps in 2018, enabling users to compare the possible energy and cost savings of potential upgrades to their pump systems from a database of pumps and accessories. The higher the energy rating of a product, the more efficient the pump. 

“As our database grows, we are very excited to roll out our utility resources—especially at a time when the industry needs tools to be easily and digitally accessible,” Michael Michaud, Executive Director, Hydraulic Institute said.  

The toolbox includes the following: 

 - For Program Design: The Utility Program Design Memorandum provides technical background on pump efficiency programs and summarizes program strategies to consider when initiating new rebate programs.

 - For Program Management: The Pump Systems Matter (PSM) Training Memorandum details how the trainings provided by HI’s Pump Systems Matter (PSM) and Pump System Assessment Professional (PSAP) course and certifications can equip utilities professionals to better understand system nuances.

 - For Program Promotion: Pump System User Profiles help utilities professionals understand the motivations and challenges of pump system users to help them better target programs, marketing and rebates to customers.

All of these tools are downloadable for free. Industrial and commercial companies that aim to create internal energy-saving incentive programs can also use these tools to design and implement programs that advance their sustainability goals and reduce associated costs to boost the bottom line. 

Courtesy of the Hydraulic Institute.