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On average, grocery stores spend more than $3.74 per square foot per month for electricity. The good news is that storeowners and operators can lower these costs by implementing simple upgrades to refrigeration, lighting and HVAC — and we offer rebates that can help. Open the tabs below view your rebate options and helpful resources, find a trade ally and check out some grocery energy efficiency tips.

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program overview

The Solutions for Business program offers rebates and resources to help grocery store owners and operators improve their bottom lines. Read the energy efficiency guide for grocery stores to see you how can start saving right away. Also included is a program overview to show you what’s new; for a more detailed understanding of how the program works, check out the policies and procedures document.

rebates for refrigeration upgrades

​The energy required to operate refrigeration systems accounts for 52% of the average electricity bill in large grocery stores. Energy-efficient refrigeration is a big step toward managing grocery and convenience store energy costs.

prescriptive rebates

​Large Phoenix-area grocery stores consume the most electricity on refrigeration, lighting and HVAC equipment. You can receive valuable rebates on energy upgrades for these big energy users and more — get started by selecting from the list below.

custom rebates

​Is your grocery store’s energy-saving project not included in the prescriptive list above? If your project doesn’t appear on our list of prescriptive rebates, it may qualify for a custom rebate.


express solutions

​If your grocery store meets a minimum monthly demand for electricity, you’re eligible for a free facility assessment and rebates that cover up to 90% of refrigeration and lighting upgrade costs.


energy information services

​Track and manage how your grocery store uses energy with our online tool that analyzes energy use in your store and across properties.



​We’ve partnered with National Bank of Arizona to offer low-interest-rate financing for qualifying projects. Rebates reduce upfront project costs and this financing offer may cover the rest.

contact us

Solutions for Business team
Monday thru Friday 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
(866) 333-4735​


find a contractor
​Contact a Trade Ally who specializes in our programs.

fry's food stores

Fry’s Food Stores has worked closely with APS Solutions for Business to significantly improve the efficiency of their 39 Arizona store locations. From full refrigeration retrofitting to LED installation, Fry’s has taken advantage of many APS rebate offers, to the tune of $1.5 million in rebates earned to date.


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energy studies

Find out precisely how your facility is wasting energy and receive customized recommendations. Rebates for energy studies can offset up to 50% of the qualifying cost of audits, feasibility studies, and more.

​​We regularly hold energy efficiency workshops for customers and industry professionals. Learn about the latest energy-saving technologies and take advantage of our 50% tuition discounts.​​​

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apsFYI newsletter
​​​Our newsletter is a great resource to stay up to date on energy-efficiency and other programs we offer. If you are interested in having this emailed directly to you, please register on


energy tips
  • Trap refrigerated air and keep food colder when you add night covers to open cases.
  • Switch from incandescent lamps to fluorescents  in walk-in refrigerators and add strip curtains to reduce air infiltration by up to 75%.
  • Use an evaporative condenser instead of an air-cooled condenser to save 3–9% on your grocery store refrigeration system.
  • High-efficiency compressors achieve potential energy savings of 6% for ice machines, 9% for snack and beverage vending machines, 12% for reach-in refrigerators, and 16% for reach-in freezers.
  • Reduce motor energy use  by up to 70% when you install high-efficiency evaporative fan motors in refrigerated cases and walk-in coolers.
  • When not in use, remember to close refrigerator, freezer, oven and steamer doors.
  • Install energy-savings controls to reach-in beverage coolers to reduce energy use by an average of 40%.
  • Install energy-efficient defrost controls to save up to 6% of refrigeration system energy use.
  • Save up to 45% of electricity use when you replace old appliances with ENERGY STAR® appliances including commercial solid-door refrigerators and freezers.
  • Minimize the loss of refrigerated air by installing automatic door closers or visible and audible door open signs.