Friday, June 30, 2023

DEP Extends Application Period, Increases Rebate Amounts And Expands Healthy Electrified Commercial Kitchen Rebate Program To Restaurants

The Department of Environmental Protection is extending the application period for the Healthy Electrified Commercial Kitchen Rebate Program to December 31, increasing rebates and expanding the program to include restaurants. 
(formal notice)

The Program aims to help commercial kitchens in the Commonwealth modernize and become healthier places to work by means of energy efficiency and electrification. 

Since October 2022, the Program has provided rebates to nonprofits, higher education institutions and K—12 schools for a variety of combustion-free cooking equipment, as well as associated electrical upgrades.

In addition, beginning on July 5, restaurants will also be eligible for Program rebates.

The following revised rebate amounts are offered for commercial kitchens by eligible entities--

-- $4,000 rebate for ENERGY STAR certified steam cooker, fryer, combination oven, convection oven, griddle, hot food holding cabinet (up to 50% of purchase cost).

-- $7,500 rebate for demand control kitchen ventilation system (up to 50% of purchase cost).

-- $7,500 rebate for induction range, cooktop, wok, griddle (up to 50% of purchase cost).

-- $1,000 rebate for associated electrical infrastructure upgrades to accommodate additional load from induction equipment (up to 50% of infrastructure cost).

Entities who applied for and received a Program rebate during year one of the program (between October 1, 2022, and June 30, 2023) are eligible to apply again on July 5, 2023, for the maximum rebate amount of $8,500 for new projects.

Read the entire PA Bulletin notice for more information.

Visit DEP’s Cooking Healthy webpage for all the details.  Questions should be directed to Heidi Kunsch at or (717) 214-4243.

[Posted: June 30, 2023]  PA Environment Digest

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