Business Refrigeration Incentive

Top shelf savings – Get up to $2,500 in refrigeration upgrades

For some small businesses, such as grocery stores and restaurants, refrigeration can represent up to 72% of their electricity costs. Even small energy-efficient improvements can net big savings. The Business Refrigeration Incentive (BRI) program is a fast and easy way to upgrade your system and reduce energy use.

Upgrade your refrigeration system with up to $2,500 in rebates

End-to-end service, free of charge*

  1. Free onsite refrigeration energy audit by a qualified energy expert
  2. Personalized action plan with recommendations for implementing the best energy-saving measures – learn how you compare to similar businesses
  1. Professional installation, at no charge to you
  2. Up to $2,500 in rebates

*Costs may apply to some measures.

Get rebates for these energy-saving measures

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Night curtains on display cases

Keep food fresher and reduce energy load by as high as 50% for every hour in use.

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Condenser cleaning

Clear away dust and debris to help optimize efficiency.

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Electronically commutated motor (ECM) upgrades

Save energy and improve cooler and freezer performance.

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Chilled unit energy savers (CUES)

Fine-tuning food temperatures can reduce compressor cycles up to 55%.

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Evaporator fan controls

Avoid wasted energy by running fans only when necessary.

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Anti-sweat heater controls

Set heaters to run only when store humidity levels reach 55% – not 24/7.

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Strip curtains on walk-in coolers and freezers

Reduce cold air loss by about 75%.

Does your business qualify?

  • You have a Toronto Hydro business account
  • You use commercial-grade refrigeration equipment
  • Your average annual peak demand is less than 250 kW
  • You have the authority to have the eligible measures installed
See if you qualify

Get Started Today!

Schedule your free onsite refrigeration energy audit

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Businesses typically include:

  • Grocery stores
  • Restaurants
  • Convenience stores
  • Food/beverage producers
  • Retail stores
  • Recreational facilities
  • Nursing homes
  • Banquet halls
  • Florists
Small business lighting

Next: Get up to $2,000** in lighting rebates

Why stop with refrigeration? Get up to $2,000 in energy-efficient lighting rebates with the Small Business Lighting program.

Take a short quiz to see if you qualify!

**Rate maximized based on kWh saved

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