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Food Service

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Rebates are available to El Paso Electric’s New Mexico commercial customers for installation of high efficiency food service equipment. Installing energy efficient equipment for cooking, ice making, and other uses will reduce energy use and lower utility bills for commercial food service establishments.

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Available only to commercial customers in El Paso Electric’s New Mexico service area.

Qualifying equipment can be installed for retrofit, replace-on-burnout, or new construction applications. All equipment must be electric.

Applicable building types may include independent restaurants, chain restaurants, elementary and secondary schools, colleges and universities, corporate food service operations, healthcare, hospitality, and supermarkets.

All equipment must meet ENERGY STAR® specifications. For more information see below or online: https://www.energystar.gov/products?s=mega

The following high efficiency commercial food service equipment types are eligible for rebates:

ENERGY STAR® Combination Ovens

Combination ovens are convection ovens that offer three cooking modes: a combination mode for roasting or baking with moist heat, convection mode for cooking with dry heat, or as a straight pressure-less steamer. A benefit of the combination oven is that it controls humidity in the oven chamber, improving cook times and delivering consistent cooking results.

Eligible units must meet ENERGY STAR® specifications, with half-size and full-size ovens as defined by ENERGY STAR® and a pan capacity ≥ 5 and ≤ 20. Rebates are per unit, based on size. ENERGY STAR® provides a list of eligible products online.

ENERGY STAR® Combination Ovens Rebate Amounts
Combination Oven Size and Capacity Rebate ($/unit)
Half-Size: holds a single 12 x 20 x 2½-inch steam table pan per rack position,
loaded from front-to-back or lengthwise
$850
Full-Size: holds two 12 x 20 x 2½-inch steam table pans per rack position,
loaded from front-to-back or lengthwise
$850

Note: The following products are excluded from the ENERGY STAR® eligibility criteria: a) 2/3-sized combination ovens; b) Dual-fuel heat source combination ovens; c) Gas combination ovens; d) Electric combination ovens with a pan capacity <5 or >20.

ENERGY STAR® Convection Ovens

Convection ovens contain a fan that circulates heat around food, allowing food to be cooked faster, more evenly, and at lower heat. Convection ovens also allow for multiple food items to be cooked at the same time, rapidly and evenly.

Eligible units must meet ENERGY STAR® specifications, with half-size and full-size ovens as defined by ENERGY STAR®. Rebates are per unit, according to size. ENERGY STAR® provides a list of eligible products online.

ENERGY STAR® Convection Ovens Rebate Amounts
Oven Capacity Rebate ($/unit)
Half-Size: holds half-size sheet pans measuring 18 x 13 x 1-inch $25
Full-Size: holds full-size sheet pans measuring 18 x 26 x 1-inch $250

ENERGY STAR® Hot Food Holding Cabinets

High efficiency hot food holding cabinets incorporate better insulation to reduce heat loss and may offer additional energy saving devices such as magnetic door gaskets, auto-door closers, or Dutch doors. The insulation of the cabinet offers better temperature uniformity with the cabinet from top to bottom.

Eligible units must meet ENERGY STAR® specifications, with half-size, three-quarter size, and full-size ovens as defined by ENERGY STAR®. Rebates are per unit, according to size. ENERGY STAR® provides a list of eligible products online.

ENERGY STAR® Hot Food Holding Cabinets Rebate Amounts
Cabinet Size Product Interior Volume [ft3] Rebate ($/unit)
Half-Size 0 < V < 13 $175
Three-Quarter Size 13 ≤ V ≤ 28 $325
Full-Size 28 ≤ V $550

NOTE: The following products are excluded from the ENERGY STAR® eligibility criteria: 1) Dual function equipment; 2) Heated transparent merchandising cabinets; 3) Drawer warmers.

ENERGY STAR® Electric Fryers

High efficiency electric fryers that have earned the ENERGY STAR® rating offer shorter cook times and higher production rates through advanced burner and heat exchanger designs. Fry pot insulation reduces standby losses resulting in a lower idle energy rate.

Eligible units must meet ENERGY STAR® specifications, either counter-top or floor type designs, with standard-size and large vat fryers as defined by ENERGY STAR®. ENERGY STAR® provides a list of eligible products online.

ENERGY STAR® Electric Fryers Rebate Amounts
Fryer Size Rebate ($/unit)
Standard-Size Electric Fryer:
vat measures ≥ 12 inches and < 18 inches wide,
and a shortening capacity ≥ 25 pounds and ≤ 65 pounds
$250
Large Vat Electric Fryer:
vat measures ≥ 18 inches and ≤ 24 inches wide,
and a shortening capacity > 50 pounds
$350

NOTE: The following products are excluded from the ENERGY STAR® eligibility criteria: Fryers with vats measuring < 12 inches wide, or > 24 inches wide

ENERGY STAR® Electric Steam Cookers

ENERGY STAR® qualified electric steam cookers are up to 50 percent more efficient than standard models. They have higher production rates and reduced heat loss due to better insulation and a more efficient steam delivery system.

Eligible units must meet ENERGY STAR® specifications. Eligible Steam Cookers can have a 3, 4, 5 or 6 pan capacity. Rebates are per unit according to capacity. ENERGY STAR® provides a list of eligible products online.

ENERGY STAR® Electric Steam Cookers Rebate Amounts
Electric Steam Cooker Capacity Rebate ($/unit)
3-Pan $1,400
4-Pan $1,600
5-Pan $1,850
6-Pan and Larger $2,200

ENERGY STAR® Ice Makers

High efficiency ENERGY STAR® ice makers can help commercial food service businesses save energy and water.

The ENERGY STAR label applies to air-cooled, cube-type machines including ice-making head (IMH), self-contained (SCU), and remote-condensing units (RCU). Eligible units must meet ENERGY STAR® specifications.

Equipment types, requirements, and rebate amounts are shown below. ENERGY STAR® provides a list of eligible products online.

Air-Cooled Batch-Type Ice Makers Rebate Amounts
Equipment Type Applicable Ice Harvest Rate Range (lbs of ice/24 hrs) Rebate ($/Harvest Rate)
IMH H < 300 $0.10/H
300 ≤ H < 800
800 ≤ H < 1500
1500 ≤ H ≤ 4000
RCU H < 988 $0.10/H
988 ≤ H ≤ 4000
SCU H < 110 $0.10/H
110 ≤ H < 200
200 ≤ H ≤ 4000
Air-Cooled Continuous-Type Ice Makers Rebate Amounts
Equipment Type Applicable Ice Harvest Rate Range (lbs of ice/24 hrs) Rebate ($/Harvest Rate)
IMH H < 310 $0.20/H
310 ≤ H < 820
820 ≤ H ≤ 4000
RCU H < 800 $0.20/H
800 ≤ H ≤ 4000
SCU H < 200 $0.20/H
200 ≤ H < 700
700 ≤ H ≤ 4000

Note: This measure excludes flake and nugget type ice machines.

ENERGY STAR® Dishwashers

ENERGY STAR® commercial dishwashers are 40% more energy-efficient and 50% more water-efficient than standard models on average. Energy savings are primarily due to reduced water use and reduced need to heat water and can save business an average of $1,500 annually and more than $19,000 on utility bills over the product’s lifetime.

This measure applies to high- and low-temperature stationary rack machines (under counter, stationary single tank door, pot, pan & utensil, and glass washing) and conveyor machines (rack and rack-less/flight type, single tank, and multiple tank) installed in a commercial kitchen.

To qualify for this measure, the installed equipment must be an ENERGY STAR® certified dishwasher meeting idle energy rate (kW) and water consumption (gallons/rack) limits as determined by both machine type and sanitation method (chemical/low temperature versus high temperature). Requirements for ENERGY STAR® dishwashers are provided in the following table.

ENERGY STAR® Commercial Dishwashers Specifications
Dishwasher Type High-Temp Efficiency Requirements Low-Temp Efficiency Requirements
Idle Energy Rate Water Consumption Idle Energy Rate Water Consumption
Under Counter ≤ 0.50 kW ≤ 0.86 GPR ≤ 0.50 kW ≤ 1.19 GPR
Stationary Single Tank Door ≤ 0.70 kW ≤ 0.89 GPR ≤ 0.60 kW ≤ 1.18 GPR
Pot, Pan, and Utensil ≤ 1.20 kW ≤ 0.58 GPSF ≤ 1.00 kW ≤ 0.58 GPSF
Single Tank Conveyor ≤ 1.50 kW ≤ 0.70 GPR ≤ 1.50 kW ≤ 0.79 GPR
Multiple Tank Conveyor ≤ 2.25 kW ≤ 0.54 GPR ≤ 2.00 kW ≤ 0.54 GPR
ENERGY STAR® Commercial Dishwashers Rebate Amounts (Buildings with Electric DHW & Electric Booster DHW)
Dishwasher Type $/Unit
High-Temperature Low-Temperature
Under Counter $300 $250
Stationary Single Tank Door $1,500 $2,000
Pot, Pan, and Utensil $325
Single Tank Conveyor $1,400 $2,000
Multiple Tank Conveyor $4,000 $2,800
ENERGY STAR® Commercial Dishwashers Rebate Amounts (Buildings with Electric DHW & Gas Booster DHW)
Dishwasher Type $/Unit
High-Temperature Low-Temperature
Under Counter $250 $250
Stationary Single Tank Door $1,000 $2,000
Pot, Pan, and Utensil $200
Single Tank Conveyor $1,000 $2,000
Multiple Tank Conveyor $2,500 $2,800
ENERGY STAR® Commercial Dishwashers Rebate Amounts (Buildings with Gas DHW & Electric Booster DHW)
Dishwasher Type $/Unit
High-Temperature Low-Temperature
Under Counter $200
Stationary Single Tank Door $600
Pot, Pan, and Utensil $100
Single Tank Conveyor $750 $80
Multiple Tank Conveyor $1,500
ENERGY STAR® Commercial Dishwashers Rebate Amounts (Buildings with Gas DHW & Gas Booster DHW)
Dishwasher Type $/Unit
High-Temperature Low-Temperature
Under Counter $150
Stationary Single Tank Door $100
Pot, Pan, and Utensil
Single Tank Conveyor $400 $80
Multiple Tank Conveyor $280

Note: This measure excludes steam, gas, and other non-electric models, as well as dishwashers intended for use in residential or laboratory applications.

Participation Made Easy.

1. Select a contractor of your choice.

2. Customers may also elect to pursue an EPESaver ENERGY STAR® commercial food service rebate without the help of a contractor.

3. Once the new oven has been installed, the EPESaver ENERGY STAR® commercial food service rebate form must be completed and mailed along with a copy of your receipt or invoice to the rebate processing center address. The rebate form can be accessed using one of the options at the bottom of this page.

4. Your rebate will be mailed directly to you. Rebate checks will be mailed within 4-6 weeks of receiving the application.

Find a Contractor

Select a contractor for your project or schedule an energy assessment. These contractors have participated in EPE’s rebate program in the past and are in good standing. However, EPE does not recommend any particular contractor over another. You may select a contractor from this list or another contractor of your choosing.

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After registering and confirming your email address, please select the “Customer” option in the profile wizard.

You will need digital copies of your invoice or receipt and additional documentation on the work performed.

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Rebates can also be submitted by email.

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Rebates are issued on a first come, first served basis until funding is exhausted or the program is changed. EPE reserves the right to adjust programs at any time. All rebates are subject to approval by the Program Manager.

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