2024 Supermarket Decarbonization Incentives

$1,000,000+ available per store-level efficiency and refrigeration project

Take advantage of these available incentives

We’re all about finding and managing the best incentives for your business. In fact, our ability to help you fund your energy and sustainability portfolio is one the biggest advantages you get from partnering with Taper.

Timeline: Coming Spring 2024

Funded by the California Air Resources Board (CARB) and administered by the North American Sustainable Refrigeration Council (NASRC), FRIP provides up to $500,000 per store for refrigeration upgrades that reduce the use of hydrofluorocarbon (HFC) refrigerants. The largest grants are for complete refrigeration system replacements to CO2-based systems. Partial system replacements receive less funding but are still eligible for substantial amounts. The smallest grants are for replacing small refrigeration equipment (like vending machines) with units that use more environmentally friendly refrigerants. CARB has articulated an interest in funding independent retailers in low-income communities.

FRIP will be a competitive process, so it’s important to act as soon as possible. The sooner we can identify a project and submit an application, the more likely funding will be available.

Timeline: Available Now - September 2024

Administered by the U.S. Department of Agriculture, REAP funds energy efficiency improvements, such as HVAC, lighting, and refrigeration upgrades, with grants for as much as 50% of total project costs, up to $500,000. Loan guarantees of up to 75% of project costs are also available. There are two opportunities to apply—end of June and end of September—before the grant cap goes down to 25%. To grab this opportunity, it’s best to reach out to us as soon as possible.

To be eligible, food retailers have to be located in rural areas, and they must be small businesses according to the U.S. Small Business Administration. We can help retailers figure out if they meet these requirements, provide technical support and guide them from start to finish.

Timeline: Available Now

Taper helps its customers receive cash payments of up to $90,000 per store for the sale of refrigerant carbon credits (RCCs). Eligible projects include the construction of new stores with CO2-based refrigeration systems, HFC to CO2 refrigeration system conversions, R448A gas conversions, HFC reclamation, ozone-depleting substance (ODS) destruction, and refrigerant leak detection programs. RCCs can be applied to projects that are planned for installation as well as projects that were installed as far back as 2022. This means that whether your project happened in the past or will happen in the future, you can receive cash payments for the sale of the RCCs associated with those projects, freeing up capital to fund more greenhouse gas mitigation projects.

Timeline: Available Now

Taper helps customers access energy efficiency utility incentives, with funding varying by store and state. These incentives include upgrades for refrigerated case replacement, refrigeration compressor rack replacement, refrigeration condenser replacement, refrigerated case doors, auto-door closers, electronically commutated motors (ECMs), anti-sweat heaters (ASH), and interior and exterior LED lighting. In 2023, Taper secured $7.4 million in incentives for customers, resulting in the completion of 1,255 energy efficiency projects that saved approximately 52.2 million kWh and 1.6 million therms.

Your business is unique, and your efficiency plan should be too. Our trusted advisors are here to guide you on the best way to get started.

Disclaimer: These values are estimates based on the current funding opportunities and what we see for customer project averages. The rebates may be implemented differently in each state, so we cannot guarantee final amounts, eligibility, or timeline.

*Available in California, Oregon, Washington, and Hawaii; ** California only

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Think of us as your reliable allies for optimizing your decarbonization strategies. We’re dedicated to understanding your unique objectives and requirements and will craft the optimal solution by leveraging current market incentives and funding opportunities to help you capitalize on all the savings advantages. Better yet, we do all of the incentive negotiation, reporting, and processing for you too.

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In 2023

Taper secured $7.4M in incentives for customers

delivering 1,255 energy efficiency projects that saved approximately 52.2M kWh and 1.6M therms.

This is roughly equivalent to 45,528 metric tons of CO2E.