Don Pancho

Salem, Oregon

Services Provided



R&W Engineering was contracted by Reser’s Fine Foods to provide an energy analysis and savings calculations associated with a new tortilla line at Don Pancho.

This report was used by BPA’s Energy Smart Industrial Program, Salem Electric, Energy Trust of Oregon and Oregon Department of Energy to award incentives for the higher efficiency line. One year of production data and utility data from the facility manager and two weeks of electrical data logging on the existing lines coupled with input from plant personnel on typical operations was utilized as part of this analysis. Over 319,000 kWh of annual electrical savings and 200,000 therms of annual gas savings were identified saving the owner $115,000 annually. In addition, this project was eligible to receive $680,000 in incentive money from the above utility providers and agencies.