Compressed air equipment rebates

Compressed air equipment can be expensive and inefficient to operate but you can install upgrades to help stop energy loss to heat, condensation or leaks.


  1. You must be a commercial, industrial or irrigation FortisBC or municipal electricity customer of Grand Forks, Penticton, Summerland or Nelson Hydro.
  2. You must be an owner or long-term leaseholder of an existing commercial or industrial building or a builder/developer or owner of a new commercial or industrial construction project.
  3. You must submit an application and supporting documentation no later than 365 days after the purchase date of the product(s) (as shown on the paid invoice) or installation date, whichever is first.

Review all the terms and conditions.

Rebate details

Compressors can lose up to 90 per cent of their energy in the process of delivering compressed air that is vital for operating machinery and equipment in your manufacturing or industrial facility. Our rebates on upgrading compressed air equipment can help you improve compressor efficiency and system reliability, keep air clean and dry, and save electricity costs.

Compressed air dryer

Type Rebate Requirements
Cycling refrigerated dryer $5 per cubic feet per minute (CFM)
  • must be equipped with automated controls to cycle the refrigerant compressor in response to compressed air demand
  • for compressed air systems that operate at least 2,000 hours a year

Low pressure drop filter

Type Rebate Requirements
Low pressure drop filter $2 per compressor hp
  • must be installed instead of a standard filter
  • for compressed air systems that operate at least 2,000 hours a year

Zero-loss condensate drains

Type Rebate Requirements
Zero-loss condensate drain $200 per drain
  • must be rated to remove the necessary amount of condensate without any loss of compressed air
  • manual drains, lever-operated mechanical drains and solenoid drains are not eligible

Variable speed drive compressors

Type   Rebate Requirements
High-efficiency compressor 1 shift (4-8 hrs/day) $100 per compressor hp
  • must be a packaged air compressor with a motor rated at less than 75 hp
  • must include a variable/adjustable speed drive
2 shift (9-16 hrs/day) $125 per compressor hp
3 shift (17-24 hrs/day) $150 per compressor hp

How to apply

  1. Purchase and install qualifying equipment.
  2. Apply online for compressed air equipment rebates with the following information:
    • your FortisBC electricity account number or municipal account number from Penticton, Summerland, Grand Forks or Nelson Hydro
    • your email
    • scanned or pdf copies of all paid receipts for the purchase and installation of products relevant to the rebate you are applying for
  3. Ensure all receipts are marked “paid,” clear, legible, itemized and indicate relevant information such as brand, model number and any other required information in your application.

Note: the rebate application link below takes you to Account login. Once you've registered and/or logged in you can start your rebate application. Hint: we recommend using Google Chrome® for the best experience.

Start your rebate application

For more tips on using the online rebate application, read our how-to guide.

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If you have questions, call 1-866-436-7847 or email [email protected].