Food Service Equipment

According to The Food Service Technology Center, as much as 80 percent of the $10 billion annual energy bill for the commercial food service sector provides no energy related benefit. These lost energy dollars are often wasted in the form of excess heat and noise generated by inefficient appliances; heating, ventilation and air conditioning systems; lighting; and refrigeration.

Restaurant owners and operators can improve the performance of their facilities and equipment and cut costs 10 to 30 percent without sacrificing service, quality, style or comfort — while making significant contributions to a cleaner environment. For example, ENERGY STAR® qualified gas fryers can save approximately $500 per year in utility bills, while ENERGY STAR® qualified steam cookers can cut yearly utility bills by about $800. Energy efficient food service equipment can result in shorter cook times, higher production rates, and a lower idle energy rate.

Availability

This incentive is available to businesses in Massachusetts that are customers of these Program Administrators:

  • Berkshire Gas
  • Cape Light Compact
  • Columbia Gas of Massachusetts
  • National Grid
  • New England Gas
  • NSTAR
  • Unitil
  • Western Massachusetts Electric

Eligibility

Incentives are available for equipment that meets energy efficiency guidelines. Download an equipment information sheet about eligible equipment models:

Download the Gas Commercial and Industrial Kitchen Equipment Application Form. For an on-line rebate application submission, click here.

Download an Electric Commercial and Industrial Kitchen Equipment Application Form for complete eligibility details, terms, and conditions or contact your Program Administrator for more information.

Required Steps

Contact your Program Administrator before purchasing and installing any equipment or for more information.

Not sure who your Program Administrator is? Use the Find Your Program Administrator tool to see the contact information for your gas or electric service area.