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Food Services

Learn more about cash incentive programs that provide reimbursement for food service equipment.

The Food Service and Commercial Kitchens Incentives for Business Program is offered to Maryland commercial, industrial, governmental and institutional customers of Potomac Edison to encourage participants to install high-efficiency equipment.

Typical participants in the Food Service and Commercial Kitchens Incentives for Business Program include grocery, convenience stores and restaurants, as well as schools, hospitals and lodging facilities that include food service equipment.

Flat-rate incentives are available for the following equipment categories:

Pre-Approval Requirements

All Food Service and Commercial Kitchens Incentives for Business Program applications received by the Program Administrator require pre-approval before the installation of equipment.

Effective Dates

To qualify for incentives through this program, equipment must have been purchased and installed after January 1, 2015, and after receipt of a formal pre-approval letter from the Program Administrator.

Limitations

Incentives available from the Food Service and Commercial Kitchens Incentives for Business Program are shown below, and are limited to the total equipment cost (excluding taxes). Only new equipment is eligible for incentives under this program.

Click the tabs below to view the incentives for each of the different equipment categories.

REACH-IN REFRIGERATOR AND REACH-IN FREEZER LED LIGHTING

Type of Measure Existing Door Case Lighting System Length Incentive Amount
Replace Reach-in Refrigerator/cooler T8 lights with LED lighting 5 feet $25 per LED Module
Replace Reach-in Refrigerator/cooler T12 lights with LED lighting 6 feet $25 per LED Module
Replace Reach-in Freezer T8 lights with LED   lighting 5 feet $25 per LED Module
Replace Reach-in Freezer T12 lights with LED   lighting 6 feet $25 per LED Module

REACH-IN REFRIGERATOR AND REACH-IN FREEZER OCCUPANCY SENSORS

Type of Measure Equipment & Eligibility Requirements Incentive Amount
Occupancy Sensor for reach-in freezer or cooler LED lighting The occupancy sensor must control a minimum of 30W per sensor. $9 per sensor

ANTI-SWEAT HEATER CONTROLS

Type of Measure Equipment & Eligibility Requirements Incentive Amount
Anti-Sweat Heat Controls: Cooler Doors New installation of door heater controls on glass refrigerators or cooler doors. These on-off controls offer two eligible strategies: utilizing relative humidity of indoor air or conductivity of the door. $40 per door
Anti-Sweat Heat Controls: Freezer Doors $40 per door

REFRIGERATED CASE COVERS

Type of Measure Equipment & Eligibility Requirements Incentive Amount
Refrigerated Case Covers Purchase and installation of new case covers (night blinds) on open refrigerated cases. $7 per linear foot

STRIP CURTAINS

Type of Measure Equipment & Eligibility Requirements Incentive Amount
Strip curtains for walk-in coolers Replacement or new installation of polyethylene strip curtains on walk-in freezers and coolers covering the entire door frame. Eligible openings must be open a minimum of 2.5 hours/day $3 per sq. ft.
Strip curtains for walk-in freezers $3 per sq. ft.

STEAM COOKERS

Type of Measure Equipment & Eligibility Requirements Incentive Amount
Steam Cooker Replacement or new installation of ENERGY STAR® qualified electric steam cooker units. $750 per cooker

FAT FRYER

Type of Measure Equipment & Eligibility Requirements Incentive Amount
Fat Fryer Replacement or new installation of ENERGY STAR® qualified electric fat fryer units. $200 per fryer

HOT FOOD HOLDING CABINETS

Type of Measure Equipment & Eligibility Requirements Incentive Amount
Hot Food Holding Cabinet (full size) Replacement or new installation of full, three-quarter, and half sized ENERGY STAR® qualified electric units.Equipment must have an idle energy rate of 0.04 kW/cu. ft. or less. $300 per cabinet
Hot Food Holding Cabinet (3/4 size) $250 per cabinet
Hot Food Holding Cabinet (1/2 size) $200 per cabinet

GRIDDLES

Type of Measure Equipment & Eligibility Requirements Incentive Amount
Griddles Replacement or new installation of ENERGY STAR® qualified electric units. $250 per griddle

PRE RINSE SPRAYER VALVES

Type of Measure Equipment & Eligibility Requirements Incentive Amount
Pre-Rinse Sprayer Valves Replacement of existing sprayer with new unit that uses 1.6 GPM or less, on/off squeeze lever, and cleanability of performance of at least 26 seconds. Must be associated with an electric water heater. $75 per sprayer

How Do I Apply For Incentives?

Step 1 – The participant should complete and submit a program application online and upload required documents through the application portal. The following documents are required for a pre-approval:

  1. Manufacturers’ specification (cut) sheets for the proposed equipment. Please highlight all relevant information such as the equipment efficiency ratings.
  2. W-9 tax form for the incentive payee
  3. Copy of utility bill to confirm account number and service address. If desired, the participant may obscure all cost and rate related information

Step 2 – The Program Administrator will notify the applicant via email when the review is complete and funds have been reserved. Upon receipt of Program pre-approval email, participants may purchase and install their energy efficient equipment.

Step 3 – Once the project is complete, the participant should review the approved application for any changes to the project that occurred during installation and make any needed corrections. The following final documentation should be submitted to the Program Administrator for review:

  1. Detailed, itemized invoices or proofs of purchase for the equipment installed
  2. Manufacturers’ specification (cut) sheets for any additional equipment installed
  3. Completed letter of attestation

Upon receipt and verification of all required documentation, the incentive check will be processed and mailed to the applicant or to an authorized representative, if requested on the application.

Apply online or contact us at 855-827-2222 to request a printable version.