We encourage the development of an industry benchmarking method that will uniformly rate equipment efficiencies in the commercial food service sector.

GFEN supports the Commercial Food Services industry by identifying, developing, and implementing improved products and appliances that demonstrate superior efficiency and performance characteristics. This initiative contributes to overall national energy efficiency and DSM objectives which help maximize utilization of the natural gas as the energy source in the twenty-first century.

Thus, various gas utilities have set up facilities around the country where national chains and local operators may go to test and evaluate a wide variety of equipment with their customized menu items. These Evaluation Facilities afford an excellent opportunity to check out current equipment, see how it stacks up against competitive brands and evaluates the type of energy used, gas or electric.

For information, contact these GFEN Member Companies.

Kitchen Test Facilities - Learn more about natural gas appliances

Alabama

Alagasco Center for Energy Technology
20 20th St S,
Birmingham, AL 35233

James Robinson
205.326.8460
Type: Test/Demo

 

Arizona

Southwest Gas Corporation
1600 E. Northern Avenue
Phoenix, AZ 85020

Michael Favela, Manager, Energy Solutions

michael.favela@swgas.com
602 395-4037
Type: Demo

 

CALIFORNIA

SoCalGas
9240 Firestone Blvd.
Downey, CA 90241

Melisa Marks
Energy Efficiency Customer Programs Supervisor
rcfoodsvc@sempra.com
562-803-7307
Type: Test/Demo

CALIFORNIA

Pacific Gas & Electric Company
Food Service Technology Center
12949 Alcosta Blvd., Suite 101
San Ramon, CA 94583

Linda Martinelli
lmartinelli@fishnick.com
415-973-4771
Type:Test

CALIFORNIA

San Diego Gas & Electric
4760 Clairemont Mesa Blvd.
San Diego, CA 92117
Type:Demonstration

MINNESOTA

CenterPoint Energy
700 West Linden Avenue
Minneapolis, MN 55403

Ann Lovcik
Foodservice Energy Efficiency Consultant
ann.lovcik@centerpointenergy.com
612-321-5470
Type: Test/Demo

NEVADA

Southwest Gas Corporation
6355 Shatz Street
Las Vegas, NV 89115

Lorri Davidson
Specialist/Trade Partnerships
lorri.davidson@swgas.com
702 876-7368
Type: Demo

NORTH CAROLINA

Piedmont Natural Gas
4301 Yancey Road
Charlotte, NC 28217

Jamel Dixon
Key Account Executive – Food Service
jamel.dixon@piedmontng.com
Type: Test/Demo

SOUTH CAROLINA

Piedmont Natural Gas
501 W. Blackstock Road
Spartanburg, SC 29301

Jamel Dixon
Key Account Executive – Food Service
jamel.dixon@piedmontng.com
Type: Test/Demo

TENNESSEE

Piedmont Natural Gas
83 Century Boulevard
Nashville, TN 37214

Steve Jared
Commercial Energy Specialist
615-872-2405
steve.jared@piedmontng.com
Type: Test/Demo

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