Energy efficiency program available for small businesses in West Philly

June 1, 2018

Food service establishments are often high energy consumers due to using refrigeration and other 24/7 equipment and utilities are often their biggest expense every month. A new turnkey energy efficiency program, offered by the Philadelphia Energy Authority, helps small businesses in West Philly, such as corner and grocery stores, bars and restaurants, save money. The program is in partnership with West Philadelphia Financial Services Institution and Lime Energy.

Eligible businesses will receive a free energy assessment and will be provided grants, rebates and financing to install new, energy-efficient equipment that will help reduce monthly utility costs by up to 30 percent. 

To qualify for this program, a business should be non-franchise and have a utility cost or equipment related issue. Auto mechanic/service shops and laundromats are also eligible to apply.

There is no specific deadline to apply for this program, but the program gets funded through a state grant and “that money does run out pretty quickly,” according to Jessica Ullman, a PEA representative.

For more information and to see if your business qualifies, go to:

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