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From lighting upgrades to energy-efficient refrigeration equipment, our rebates and resources make saving energy even more cost-effective and better for your bottom line. To get started, open the tabs below to see your rebate options and helpful resources, find a trade ally and check out some energy efficiency tips to help you start saving today.

 


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program overview

​Restaurants use more energy—up to seven times more—than the average commercial business. The Solutions for Business program offers rebates and resources to help restaurants trim expenses by increasing energy savings. Read the restaurant energy efficiency guide below to see you how can start saving right away. Also included is the 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.

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prescriptive rebates

HVAC, lighting and refrigeration are among the largest energy users for Arizona restaurants. We offer valuable rebates when you take control of your restaurants energy costs by upgrading this equipment, and more.

custom rebates

Energy upgrades that don’t appear on our list of prescriptive rebates may qualify for a valuable custom rebate.

 

express solutions

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

 

energy information services

Understand how your restaurant uses energy with our online tool that analyzes energy use in your building.

 

financing

​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
apssolutionsforbusiness@aps.com

 


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

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restaurants
diLandri deli
Ralph DiLandri Deli provisions is the Arizona distributor for Boar’s Head delicatessen products. And, like many family-run businesses, making smart investments that benefit the company and its employees are a key to success.
 

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ny bagels 'n bialys
To say that the owners of New York Bagels ‘N Bialys in Scottsdale are dedicated may be an understatement. Not only does the restaurant offer four dozen varieties of bagels and bialys baked fresh daily, it is also committed to saving energy in as many ways as possible.
 

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energy studies

A great first step to controlling energy costs is understanding how your restaurant wastes energy. Rebates for energy studies can offset up to 50% of the qualifying cost of audits, feasibility studies, design assistance and more.

 

training

Grasp the latest energy-saving technologies with our regularly held energy efficiency workshops. Be sure to take advantage of our 50% tuition discounts.

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apsFyi newsletter

Our quarterly newsletter offers information and advice to help your business save energy and money.


restaurant tips
  • Electric frying pans, woks and slow cookers are more efficient than stovetop burners.
  • Identify potential energy efficiency improvements with a walkthrough assessment or professional energy audit. Establish baseline energy usage, track changes to document the impact, target your most inefficient systems and use savings for additional capital investments. 
  • Reduce operating costs by 30–50% when you add variable controls  to your kitchen exhaust system. 
  • Reduce lighting energy use  by 15–25% when you replace overhead T12 fluorescent lamps and magnetic ballasts with premium efficient T8 fluorescent lamps and electronic ballasts.
  • Install an aerator on the kitchen faucet to reduce waterflow. 
  • Make sure oven seals fit snugly to prevent heat from escaping.
  • Save $900 per year when you replace your aging HVAC system with a properly sized high-efficiency model. 
  • Turn off electric burners several minutes before the allotted cooking time. The heating elements usually stay hot long enough to finish the cooking task.
  • Save up to 45% of electricity use when you replace old appliances with ENERGY STAR® appliances including commercial solid-door refrigerators and freezers.
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