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Apr 21, 2014

Food Service Equipment Energy Rebates

According to a 2007 Foodservice Equipment & Supply report, 20% of foodservice operators cited Energy Efficiency as one reason for purchasing equipment. Many gas and/or electrical utilities offer rebates to their business customers for purchasing specific types of energy efficient food service equipment. Before you buy any new piece of food service equipment, look below to see if your state utility offers rebates.


Customers of California utilities PG&E, SCE, SoCal Gas and SDG&E, are eligible for rebates on energy efficient foodservice equipment:

  • Commercial Combination Ovens (Gas and Electric)
  • Commercial Convection Ovens (Gas and Electric)
  • Commercial Rack Ovens
  • Commercial Fryers (Gas and Electric)
  • Commercial Large-Vat Fryers (Gas and Electric)
  • Commercial Solid Door Reach-In Refrigerators and Freezers
  • Commercial Glass Door Reach-In Refrigerators
  • Commercial Griddles (Gas and Electric)
  • Commercial Ice Machines
  • Commercial Steam Cookers (Gas and Electric)
  • Insulated Holding Cabinets
  • Go to the Food Service Technology Center to see all qualifying manufacturers and models, and to obtain rebate forms. Rebates available for qualifying products purchased between January 1, 2010 and December 31, 2010. These dates may change if funds are depleted earlier.

    Small Business California: California Utility Efficient Foodservice Equipment (FSE) Rebates

    Alternatively, go direct to your utility company:
    SDG&E: Rebates and Services for Food Service Facilities
    PG&E: Business Rebates & Incentives Information
    Express Efficiency Program

    Silicon Valley Power offers rebates on the following Energy Star® label appliances: Fryers, Holding Cabinets, Commercial Refrigerator/Freezers, and Steam Cookers.
    Download a list of qualifying appliances and the Food Service Rebate Application here.



    Vectren Energy Delivery of Indiana
    Offer rebates on the following commercial gas products:

  • Fryer
  • Griddle
  • Convection / Conveyor Oven
  • Combination Oven
  • Infrared Upright broiler, Charbroiler and Broiler
  • View list of qualifying appliances and download the rebate form here.



    Austin Utilities offer rebates on the following gas and electric appliances:

  • Combination Ovens
  • Convection Ovens
  • Rack Ovens
  • Fryers
  • Griddles
  • Insulated Holding Cabinets
  • Steam Cookers
  • Solid Door freezers
  • Solid Door Refrigerators
  • Solid Door Refrigerator-Freezers
  • Glass Door Refrigerators
  • Ice Makers
  • Low-Flow Pre-Rinse Spray Valves
  • View qualifying food service equipment and download rebate application.


    New York

    The New York State Energy Research and Development Authority helps commercial and industrial facilities, including restaurants, non-profits, colleges, and schools to reduce energy costs within their commercial kitchens, including capital purchases that reduce energy, water consumption and costs.

    NYSERDA is offering incentives on selected high efficiency commercial food service equipment. Incentives range from $30 to $1000, depending on the model, for these pieces of equipment:

  • Commercial Solid Door Refrigerator
  • Commercial Ice Makers
  • Commercial Reach-In Glass Door Refrigerator
  • Low-Flow Pre-Rinse Spray Valves
  • Commercial Reach-In Solid Door Freezer
  • Electric Steamers
  • Commercial Combination Oven
  • Commercial Convection Oven
  • Commercial Electric Griddles
  • Electric Fryers
  • Insulated Holding Cabinets
  • Go to the NYSERDA website to view the list of qualified commercial gas and electric kitchen equipment approved for the incentives.




    Austin Gas Conservation Commercial Program
    Texas Gas Service will give an incentive for the installation of high efficiency natural gas cooking equipment, such as water heaters, booster heaters, infra-red fryers, convection ovens, conveyor ovens and infra-red griddles.

    Obtain the program guidelines and incentive application here.




    Puget Sound Energy
    Rebates for gas and electric Energy Star models of these types of commercial kitchen equipment:

  • Connectionless Steam Cooker
  • Deep Fat Fryer
  • Hot Food Holding Cabinet
  • View information on eligibility and to download the application form.



    Focus on Energy Wisconsin offers incentives to eligible customers for businesses, schools, non-profit agencies and governments that purchase and install energy efficient food service equipment including ENERGY STAR® options.

    Qualifying food service equipment:

  • Rack Ovens
  • Griddles
  • Combination Ovens
  • Convection Ovens
  • Large Vat Fryers
  • Commercial Fryers
  • Steam Cookers
  • Hot Holding Cabinets
  • Commercial Refrigerators and Freezers
  • Commercial Ice Machines
  • Download the Food Service Measures Incentive Application and the lists of qualifying equipment.
    These incentives are offered from July 1, 2010 through December 31, 2010.


    Other States' Rebates
    If your state was not listed above, use these links to find other incentives and rebates.

    Endois Commercial Food Service Equipment Incentive Finder
    Search rebates for ENERGY STAR qualified commercial food service equipment available from utilities and other energy-efficiency program sponsors throughout the U.S.
    Search for rebates in your state by entering your zip code here.

    Database of State Incentives for Renewables & Efficiency (DSIRE)
    DSIRE is a comprehensive, yet easy-to-use, source of information on federal, state, local, and utility incentives that promote renewable energy and energy efficiency.
    Obtain information for your state here.

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