Electric foodservice and laundry equipment rebates for non-profit organizations

If you’re a co-op or Indigenous housing provider, or a non-profit or charity providing services to income-qualified people, such as a charitable facility with full commercial kitchen and laundry services, take advantage of our rebates on high-efficiency and ENERGY STAR® commercial laundry, dishwashing and cooking equipment.


  1. You must be a commercial FortisBC or municipal electricity customer of Grand Forks, Penticton, Summerland or Nelson Hydro.
  2. You must be a registered charity providing assistance to income-qualified persons, or a housing provider that is:
    1. a local government
    2. housing society registered under the Societies Act
    3. a housing co-op registered under the Cooperative Association Act or
    4. a governing body of an Indigenous band, provided the housing is primarily for income-qualified households
  3. You must be either the registered owner, long-term leaseholder, or property manager of the premises.1
  4. You must submit an application and supporting documentation no later than 365 days after the purchase date of the product(s) and install the product within 180 days of submitting the application and supporting documentation.

Review all the terms and conditions.

Rebate details

Commercial clothes washers

ENERGY STAR commercial clothes washers are rated to be up to 25 per cent more energy efficient and use about 45 per cent less water than standard commercial models.

Type Rebate Requirements
ENERGY STAR commercial clothes washer - electrically heated water $75 per clothes washer
ENERGY STAR commercial clothes washer - natural gas heated water

Demand controlled ventilation for kitchen exhaust

Demand controlled ventilation systems contain sensors and variable speed drives to automatically adjust the fan speed to match your needs and save energy by minimizing fan speed during slower periods. They can save up to $16,000 in energy costs per year, compared to a standard ventilation system operating at a constant fan speed.

Type   Rebate Requirements
Demand controlled ventilation exhaust hood, with natural gas space heating up to 5,000 cubic feet per minute (CFM) $800 per exhaust hood
  • new installations and replacements of existing constant volume ventilation hoods are eligible
  • intended for use in commercial food preparation or processing applications
5,001 to 10,000 CFM $2,200 per exhaust hood
10,001 to 15,000 CFM $3,800 per exhaust hood
Demand controlled ventilation exhaust hood, with electric space heating up to 5,000 CFM $2,300 per exhaust hood
5,001 to 10,000 CFM $4,000 per exhaust hood
10,001 to 15,000 CFM $6,600 per exhaust hood

Electric commercial cooking equipment

ENERGY STAR rated commercial kitchen appliances are more energy efficient than standard models and have features such as better insulation to reduce heat loss and improved temperature control.

Type   Rebate Requirements
ENERGY STAR convection oven half $250 per appliance
full $300 per appliance
ENERGY STAR fryer standard size $200 per appliance
large vat $850 per appliance
ENERGY STAR griddle   $550 per appliance
ENERGY STAR hot food holding cabinet less than 368 L (13 cu. ft.) $150 per appliance;
368 to 793 L (13 to 28 cu. ft.) $600 per appliance
greater than 793 L (28 cu. ft.) $1,600 per appliance
ENERGY STAR steam cooker 3 pan $1,750 per appliance
4 pan $2,100 per appliance
5 pan $2,450 per appliance
6 pan $2,800 per appliance

Electric commercial dishwashers

ENERGY STAR commercial dishwashers are rated to be about 40 per cent more energy and water efficient than standard commercial models.

Type Rebate Requirements
ENERGY STAR low-temperature single tank door dishwasher $400 per dishwasher
  • building hot water must be heated electrically
ENERGY STAR high-temperature single tank door dishwasher $700 per dishwasher
ENERGY STAR high-temperature single tank conveyor dishwasher $1,200 per dishwasher
ENERGY STAR high-temperature under counter dishwasher $1,600 per dishwasher

How to apply

  1. Purchase and install equipment that meets requirements.
  2. Apply online for commercial kitchen and laundry rebates or email your completed rebate application and supporting documentation to businessrebates@fortisbc.com with the following information:
    • your FortisBC electricity account number or municipal account number from Penticton, Summerland, Grand Forks or Nelson Hydro
    • your email
    • scanned or pdf copies of all paid receipts for the purchase and installation of products relevant to the rebate you are applying for

Ensure all receipts are marked “paid,” clear, legible, itemized and indicate relevant information such as brand, model number and any other required information in your application.

Start your rebate application

Planning renovations in a multi-unit residential building?

Want your social housing multi-unit residential building to be more energy efficient? You can get funding for an energy study, project implementation support and rebates on a wide range of energy efficiency measures through the Social Housing Retrofit Support Program.

Point-of-sale rebates

You may be able to claim a rebate at the time of purchase when you buy products through businesses listed below. These businesses may also be able to help you identify which products are rebate-eligible:

Canadian Restaurant Supply Kelowna 250-979-1442

We’re here to help

If you have questions, contact your electricity technical advisor, call 1-866-436-7847 or email businessrebates@fortisbc.com.

1Property managers can apply for rebates on behalf of owners if they have legal authority and permission to bind them to the terms and conditions.