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Commercial Foodservice Equipment

Foodservice operations rely on a wide variety of energy-intensive equipment—and the monthly energy expenses can be very high. Energy Trust offers cash incentives for investing in energy-efficient foodservice equipment.

Commercial Foodservice Equipment

To get started on your energy-efficient upgrade follow the steps below or contact a program representative.

  1. Establish your eligibility.

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    • Property’s electricity must be provided by Portland General Electric or Pacific Power; or natural gas provided by NW Natural, Cascade Natural Gas or Avista. See “Details” tab for additional heating fuel and water heating fuel requirements.
    • Cash incentives are available to Oregon multifamily properties including campus living, such as dormitories and sorority and fraternity housing and assisted living properties.
    • Energy-saving improvements must meet program requirements.
  2. Find a trade ally contractor or work with your own contractor.

    We can help you get started.

  3. Install equipment that meets the requirements listed on the Details tab.

  4. Complete and submit an incentive application with supporting documentation.

    • Proof of payment (invoice or receipt marked paid) and/or contractor’s invoice
    • A W-9 or Substitute W-9 form is required for investment properties.
    • Energy Trust must receive applications within 90 days from the date of purchase and installation.

    Download Application (PDF) Download Application (Doc)

    Send by Mail

    Energy Trust of Oregon
    Existing Multifamily Program
    811 SW 6th Ave, Suite 800
    Portland, OR 97204

    Send by Fax
    503.243.1154

  5. Get your incentive.

    You should receive a cash incentive check within 6-8 weeks after all information is received.

    Note: A post-installation verification may be required.

Energy Trust limits the total amount of standard electric and gas incentives a customer site may receive per year. The incentive limit varies by utility:

  • Portland General Electric (PGE) sites may receive up to $12,000 per site, per year for all equipment, gas or electric. This includes PGE customers also served by NW Natural.
  • Pacific Power sites may receive up to $6,000 per site, per year for all equipment, gas or electric. This includes Pacific Power customers also served by NW Natural or Avista.
  • NW Natural or Avista sites served by any other electric utility (not PGE or Pacific Power) may receive up to $12,000 per site, per year.
  • Cascade Natural Gas customer sites:
    • Served by Pacific Power and installing electric equipment may receive up to $6,000 per site, per year.
    • Served by Pacific Power and installing gas or gas/electric equipment are not subject to an incentive limit.
    • Served by any other electric utility (not Pacific Power) are not subject to an incentive limit.

     

Equipment Incentive Requirements
Gas Fryer $1,000 per vat

ENERGY STAR, minimum 12” wide vat

Commercial Vent Hood with Demand Controlled Ventilation $750/controlled motor hp

Motor speeds must be controlled by a programmable controller, with scheduling, occupancy sensing, and heat sensing capabilities
Variable speed control must be installed on both the make-up air unit motor and the hood exhaust motor
Make up air must be tempered
Retrofit hp must not exceed total existing hp of makeup air unit and exhaust fan motor
Electric heated building with electricity provided by a participating utility: Total controlled hp > 1 hp
Gas heated building with electricity provided by a participating utility: Total controlled hp > 3 hp
Gas heated building with gas provided by a participating utility but electricity is not: Total controlled hp > 4 hp

Gas-fired Conveyor Broilers $2,015- $2,925 each

Conveyor belt width < 22”: $2,500 Conveyor belt width 22” to 28”: $3,000 Conveyor belt width > 28”: $3,500

Must be an automatic conveyor with a catalyst installed under a Type I vent hood. The input rate should be < 80 kBtu/h or have a dual stage or modulating gas valve with a capability of throttling the input rate below 80 kBtu/h.

Electric Griddle $400 each

ENERGY STAR®

Gas Combination Oven $750 each

ENERGY STAR

Electric Combination Oven $1000 each

ENERGY STAR

Gas Convection Oven $315 each

ENERGY STAR, full size which accommodates full sheet, minimum 18” x 26” 1”

Electric Convection Oven $315 each

ENERGY STAR, full size which accommodates full sheet, minimum 18” x 26” 1”

Gas Single Rack Oven $2,500 each

ENERGY STAR, removable single rack which accommodates full sheet, minimum 18” x 26” x 1”

Gas Double Rack Oven $5,000 each

ENERGY STAR, one removable double rack or two removable single racks to accommodate two full sheets per level, each pan a minimum 18” x 26” x 1”

Electric Fryer $225 per vat

ENERGY STAR, minimum 12” wide vat

Electric Hot Food Cabinet $350 each

ENERGY STAR

Gas Steam Cooker $850 each

ENERGY STAR

Electric Steam Cooker $2,500 each

ENERGY STAR

Pre-Rinse Spray Valve $30 each

Minimum spray force of 4.0 ounces-force. If spray force cannot be determined from spec sheet, please refer to Watersense list. Installed equipment must have rated flow rate ≥ 0.61 GPM and ≤ 1.00 GPM and have electric or gas water heating provided by a participating utility.

Dishwasher, Under Counter (Low Temperature) $195 each

ENERGY STAR certified, and have electric or gas water heating provided by a participating utility

Dishwasher, Under Counter (High Temperature) $600 each

ENERGY STAR certified, and have electric water heating provided by a participating utility

Dishwasher, Single Tank, Door/Upright (Low Temperature) $550 each

ENERGY STAR certified and have electric or gas water heating provided by a participating utility

Dishwasher, Single Tank, Door/Upright (High Temperature) $825 each

ENERGY STAR certified and electric or gas water heating provided by a participating utility

Dishwasher, Single Tank, Conveyor (Low Temperature) $900 each

ENERGY STAR certified and electric or gas water heating provided by a participating utility

Dishwasher, Single Tank, Conveyor (High Temperature) $900 each

ENERGY STAR certified and electric or gas water heating provided by a participating utility

Dishwasher, Multi-Tank, Conveyor (Low Temperature) $800 each

ENERGY STAR certified and electric or gas water heating provided by a participating utility

Dishwasher, Multi-Tank, Conveyor (High Temperature) $800 each

ENERGY STAR certified and electric or gas water heating provided by a participating utility

Dishwasher, Pot, Pan and Utensil (High Temperature Only) $350 each

ENERGY STAR certified and electric or gas water heating provided by a participating utility

Commercial Ice-Maker $150 each

Must be a current ENERGY STAR rated commercial batch type and continuous air-cooled ice-making head, remote condensing unit or self-contained unit and have electric or gas water heating provided by a participating utility.

Incentives are subject to funding availability and may change.

Need Help? Contact Us.

We’re here to explain the process and benefits. Give us a call at 1.877.510.2130 or send us an email at multifamily@energytrust.org.

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