Please allow 4 to 6 weeks to process the application and issue the rebate.
Improve your commercial kitchen with high-powered, energy-efficient induction equipment and appliances. You'll save money, improve indoor air quality, increase safety, and get one step closer to meeting your sustainability goals with clean energy from EBCE.
What is induction cooking?
Induction is the most advanced cooking technology available today. It cooks food faster than traditional stoves, is just as powerful, and is more precise. Plus no open flames means less heat is lost to the surrounding air, helping kitchens stay cooler. Induction technology eliminates the carbon monoxide and other toxins emitted by gas stoves.
Transition your commercial kitchen from gas to electric induction and receive up to $17,500 in rebates
East Bay Community Energy is proud to offer a rebate to help our business customers make the switch from gas to electric induction in their commercial kitchens. This rebate offer covers cost recovery for the purchase, installation and necessary electrical upgrades associated with new and retrofit high-efficiency induction cooktops, ranges, woks, and portable cooktops.
Funding is available for both new construction and retrofit projects. Rebates are available on a first-come, first-served basis until funds are exhausted.
How to get started
To be eligible for this offer you must be a customer in EBCE’s service area, and you must reserve your funds in advance. Here’s how to get started:
- Apply now to reserve your rebate funds. You will be required to provide a list of the electric induction commercial equipment that you plan to install at each site.
- Receive eligibility confirmation via email within 10 business days.
- Install equipment. Once approved, you will have 90 days to purchase and install your new induction kitchen equipment.
- Submit proof of installation, including before and after photos, equipment and installation receipts, and, if applicable, an invoice outlining required electrical work. See table below for program requirements.
It generally takes 4 to 6 weeks to process the rebate check after submission of photos and receipts.
Eligible Equipment & Program Requirements¹
What is the difference between an induction range and an induction cooktop?
A standalone cooktop includes only induction cooking elements and no oven. Cooktop-only models oftentimes drop into holes in countertops cut to their dimensions. An induction range includes an induction cooktop with electric oven(s).
Is this rebate eligible for self installed projects?
Projects installed by a third-party certified contractor are preferred for most applicants. Applicants with qualified maintenance/facilities staff may be permitted to complete installation of equipment. If electrical upgrades are required, a certified electrician must be the one to complete the work.
If I don’t have the upfront capital to pay for project expenses, can I still apply?
EBCE has partnered with BayREN and Mission Asset Fund to expand eligibility for their Business Microloans to include induction appliances. Through this program, no-interest loans are available up to $2,500 for energy saving lighting and appliance upgrades for applicants in the nine bay area counties, including Alameda County. Applicants are encouraged to note interest in this loan program on their rebate application.
What if my building requires additional electrical upgrades to support an electric range/cooktop?
An electric induction cooktop commonly requires 40 or 50 amps of dedicated capacity on a service panel. Additionally, installing an electric appliance where a gas appliance once existed may require you to run electrical within range of the new appliance. If you do not have sufficient capacity on your service panel, you may need to upgrade it to increase the capacity. To help alleviate this financial burden, each applicant installing a retrofit induction range/ cooktop is eligible for up to $2,500 in rebate towards necessary electrical upgrade equipment and materials associated with this project.
Do I have to cap off my existing gas line when switching to an induction appliance?
In order to be eligible for a rebate for retrofit projects, the gas line that fed the existing natural gas appliance must be capped. This is for the gas line to the appliance only, not the entire building itself. Exceptions to this requirement may be made on a case-by-case basis.
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