Grocery and Convenience Stores

Whether you operate a supermarket, grocery store or convenience store, you know that refrigeration uses a lot of energy and that translates into high energy bills.

Grocery & Convenience Store Fact Sheet PDF

What sets the food sales industry apart from other business sectors is its high dependence on refrigeration. For grocery stores and convenience markets, refrigeration energy costs can account for up to 60 percent of the total electricity consumption. Upgrading refrigeration equipment and controls can cost-effectively cut energy use by 30 percent or more1

The Many Benefits of Energy-Efficient Upgrades

  • Reduce energy and water costs
  • Increase customer and employee comfort
  • Enhance light and air quality
  • Reduce maintenance and extend equipment life
  • Contribute to a more sustainable future

Earn Cash Incentives

Grocery and Convenience Stores can take advantage of Pepco’s standard incentives for installing new, energy-efficient equipment. Cash incentives are available to customers planning unique equipment and system upgrades and industrial process improvements. If you are planning energy-saving improvements that are not eligible for standard incentives, you may be eligible for custom incentives.

Pepco pays cash incentives for qualifying energy-efficient improvements, such as:

Additional Incentive Opportunities

Additional Savings

Enhanced incentives are offered through the Small Business Program. If your building has a monthly demand of 60 kW or less over a twelve month period, you may be eligible for a Quick Energy Check-Up(QEC) and enhanced incentives. The QEC and the installation of low cost measures (up to $250) will be completed at no additional cost by a service provider of your choice.

Project Snapshot

Grocery and convenience stores can take advantage of Pepco’s standard incentives for installing new, energy-efficient equipment. Cash incentives are available to customers planning unique equipment and system upgrades and industrial process improvements. If you are planning energy-saving improvements that are not eligible for standard incentives, you may be eligible for custom incentives.

  ECM Motors Anti-Sweat Heat Control (Freezers) Lighting Upgrade HVAC Unit Replacement COMPREHENSIVE Project - Bundling All Measures
Project Cost $2,668 $2,840 $5,625 $18,625 $29,758
Annual Energy Savings (kWh) 8,033 5,285 12,301 8,950 34,569
Annual Energy Cost Savings2 $1,205 $793 $1,845 $1,343 $5,185
Existing Bldgs Incentive $1,150 $200 $984 $2,170 $4,504
Payback 1.2 3.3 2.5 12.1 4.8
Small Business Incentive $2,300 $400 $1,560 $4,000 $8,660
Payback (YRS)3 0.3 3.1 2.2 10.6 4.1
2Average price of electricity = $0.15/kWh
3Payback = (Project cost - incentive) / energy savings

Get Started Today

Identify energy-efficiency opportunities in your facility and analyze their energy impact and cost-effectiveness. Incentives are available to assist with ASHRAE Level 2 Energy Audit as well.

If you need technical assistance in completing an energy-efficiency project, qualified contractors from our Service Provider Network are available to assist you. Find a service provider in your area.

Learn more about:
Program Eligibility and Application Process
Eligible measures and incentives for Existing Buildings Projects
Eligible measures and incentives for New Construction Projects/Major Renovation Projects

1Source: ENERGY STAR®

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Questions?

Have any questions about the incentives, your eligibility or how to apply? Contact us and we can help you get started today.

EmPOWER Maryland programs are funded by a charge on your energy bill. EmPOWER programs can help you reduce your energy consumption and save you money. To learn more about EmPOWER and how you can participate, go to pepco.com/business