Express Incentives: Refrigeration

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Express Incentives: Refrigeration

To help you improve the efficiency of your refrigeration systems, we offer your business rebates on cooler and freezer doors, covers, LED lighting and more. Check out our list of eligible products, below.

Measures

Measure Incentive Rate
Auto Closer
Auto-Closers for Main Cooler Doors $40.00/closer
Auto-Closers for Main Freezer Doors $50.00/closer
Auto-Closers for Reach-In Cooler Doors $40.00/closer
Auto-Closers for Reach-In Freezer Doors $50.00/closer
Evaporator Fans Controller for Walk-in Coolers $75.00/controller
Insulation for Bare Suction Lines $1.00/linear ft.
Night Covers for Open Vertical and Horizontal Display Cases
Medium Temperature Case $9.00/linear ft.
Low Temperature Case $9.00/linear ft.
Strip Curtains for Walk-In Boxes $3.00/square ft.
Anti-Sweat Heater (ASH) Controls $14.00/linear ft.
Efficient Evaporator Fan Motor Electronically Commutated Motor (ECM) $20.00/motor
Efficient Evaporator Fan Motor Permanent Split Capacitor (PSC) Motor $20.00/motor
Special Doors with Low/No Anti-Sweat Heat on Low Temp Display Cases $50.00/door
New Refrigeration Display Case with Doors Low Temperature Case $200.00/linear ft.
New Refrigeration Display Case with Doors Medium Temperature Case $150.00/linear ft.
New High Efficiency Refrigeration Display Case with Special Doors Low Temp $200.00/linear ft.
LED Lighting for Vertical Food Case* $55.00/door
LED Lighting for Vertical Food Case with Motion Sensor* $85.00/door

*LED lighting measures for vertical food cases are eligible for SMUD's Express Incentives, as well as rebates offered by EnergySmart Jobs. Contact energysmartjobs@peci.org or call (877) JOB-4NRG.

Note:

  • Low temperature refers to temperatures below 0 °F.
  • Medium temperature refers to refrigerated space temperatures between 1°F and 35°F.

Auto-Closers for Main Cooler or Main Freezer Doors and Reach-In Cooler or Freezer
The auto-closer should be applied to the main insulated opaque door(s) of a walk-in cooler or freezer and reach-in cooler or freezer. The auto-closer should be able to firmly close that door when it is within one inch of full closure.

Evaporator Fan Controller for Walk-in Coolers
Should reduce the airflow of evaporator fans in medium-temperature walk-in coolers when the compressor(s) cycle is off and there is no refrigerant flow through the evaporator. It must control a minimum fan load of 1/20 horsepower where the fan(s) operate continuously at full speed. It must reduce fan motor power by at least 75% during the compressor off-cycle.

If the following conditions exist, the incentive does not apply:

  • the compressor runs all the time with high duty cycle
  • the evaporator fan does not run at full speed all the time
  • the evaporator fan motor runs on poly-phase power
  • the evaporator fan motor is not shaded-pole, or
  • evaporator does not use off-cycle or time-off defrost

Insulation for Bare Suction Lines
Must insulate bare refrigeration suction lines of 1 5/8 inches or less on existing equipment only. Medium temperature lines require 3/4-inch of flexible closed-cell nitrite rubber, or equivalent insulation, and low temperature lines require 1-inch of the same insulation. Insulation exposed to outside weather must be jacketed (such as with a medium-gauge aluminum jacket) or protected from the weather in some way. Incentive is based on the length, in linear feet, of the insulation installed.

Night Covers for Open Vertical and Horizontal Display Cases
Must install a cover on an otherwise open display case to decrease cooling load of the refrigerated case during off hours. The incentive is based on the linear footage of the installed night cover. It is recommended that these film type covers have small, perforated holes to decrease moisture buildup. The cover must be applied for a period of at least six hours in a 24-hour period. Customer should consider the following: using proper compressor capacity modulation mechanisms (such as variable speed drive (VSD) or cylinder un-loader); using evaporator pressure regulator (EPR) and possibly resetting to higher suction temperatures when shields are applied; resizing TVX and resetting suction pressure to a higher value. Consult with the case manufacturer or an authorized representative to determine if installing night covers will impact system performance.

Strip Curtains for Walk-in Boxes
Must install new strip curtains or plastic swinging doors on doorways of walk-in boxes and refrigerated warehouses. This incentive is not available for replacement of existing strip curtains that have useful life left. Incentive is based on the square footage of the doorway.

Vending Machine Controller
Intended for refrigerated vending machines containing only non-perishable bottled and canned beverages. Controller must include a passive infrared occupancy sensor to turn off fluorescent lights and compressor when surrounding area is unoccupied for 15 minutes or longer. Control logic should periodically power up machine at two-hour intervals to maintain product temperature and provide compressor protection. Refurbished vending machines that include this option are eligible.

Anti-Sweat Heat (ASH) Controls
Must install a device that senses the relative humidity in the air outside of the display case and reduces or turns off the glass door (if applicable) and frame anti-sweat heaters at low humidity conditions. Equivalent technologies that can reduce or turn off anti-sweat heater based on the amount of condensation formed on the inner glass pane may also qualify. This measure cannot be used in conjunction with New Refrigeration Display Case with Doors (Low and Medium Temperatures) and New High Efficiency Refrigeration Display Case with Special Doors (Low Temp) measures. Incentive is based on the total linear footage of the case.

Efficient Evaporator Fan Motor
Applicable to existing standard efficiency shaded pole evaporator fan motor of refrigerated display cases or fan coil systems in walk-ins. Shaded pole motors to be replaced by either electronically commutated motors (ECM) or permanent-split-capacitor (PSC) motors. This measure cannot be used in conjunction with Evaporator Fan Controller Measure for Walk-in Coolers.

Special Doors with Low/No Anti-Sweat Heat on Low Temperature Display Cases
Must replace an existing standard glass door of a low temperature reach-in display case with a special glass door that requires minimum to no anti-sweat heat (ASH). Doors must prevent condensation from occurring within the frame assembly. Total door rail, glass, and frame heater amperage (at 120 volts) cannot exceed 0.39 amps per foot of display case. Incentive is based on number of doors replaced. This measure cannot be used in conjunction with Anti-Sweat Heater (ASH) Controls measure.

New Refrigeration Display Case with Doors (Low and Medium Temperatures)
Must replace an existing open multi-deck display case with a new high efficiency reach-in unit with standard glass doors with electronically commutated motor (ECM) fan, T-8 lamps and electronic ballast. This measure can be applied to self-contained or remote cases. New display cases are incented based on their length. New case length must be equal to or shorter than original case. Deli Cases, Custom Coolers/Freezers, and Walk-in boxes with reach in doors do not qualify for this measure.

New High Efficiency Refrigeration Display Case with Special Doors (Low Temp)
A new high efficiency reach-in display case must replace an existing low temperature self-contained or remote reach-in as shown in the table below. This measure cannot be used in conjunction with Anti-Sweat Heater (ASH) Controls measure. Deli Cases, Custom Coolers/Freezers, and Walk-in boxes with reach in doors do not qualify for this measure.

Existing Replacement
T-12 lamps, magnetic ballast T-8 lamps, electronic ballast
Shaded pole fan motor ECM fan
Standard glass doors Low/no anti-sweat glass double pane doors meeting the requirements of Special Doors
With Low/No Anti Sweat Heat on Low Temperature Display Cases Measure

Download the application for express incentives. We are no longer accepting applications for the Express Incentives program. Look for a our new Express Energy Solutions program beginning in January 2014.

For more information, call SMUD Commercial Services at 1-877-622-SMUD (7683).

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