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Small Business Refrigeration program

Save money and energy with a refrigeration upgrade

Keep your cool with a free energy assessment and up to $2,500 in incentives towards commercial refrigeration upgrades.

Your refrigeration systems shouldn't work as hard as you do. Small business owners with commercial-grade refrigeration systems can cut costs, increase reliability and reduce food and product spoilage through the Small Business Refrigeration program.

Fine tune your system

Each upgrade provides an opportunity to increase reliability and decrease energy use. Replace inefficient motors, reduce and control cold air loss and clear away dust and debris. All upgrades are performed by a licensed contractor and arranged around your schedule to minimize disruption.

A series of refridgerator upgrades


You may qualify if your business:

  • Has a General Service Account (residential accounts are not eligible)
  • Uses commercial-grade refrigeration to cool products
  • Has an average peak electricity demand of less than 250 kW annually
  • Owns or leases the facility (if you lease the space, you must have written permission from the owner)
  • Has not participated in a previous business refrigeration program

Here's how it works:

  1. Contact your local program provider to schedule your no-cost refrigeration assessment at a convenient time for you.

  2. Your program provider will visit your place of business and provide a personalized refrigeration action plan for upgrades without disrupting your business.

  3. A licensed contractor will then install your upgrades.

Find your local program provider

Enter your postal code below to find out who to contact to apply for the Business Refrigeration Incentive program.

Note that some postal code areas are served by more than one hydro company.

How can your business benefit?

Save roughly $100/month in ongoing energy costs
Reduce refrigeration energy use by 45 to 60 per cent
Improve food safety with reliable equipment