Ask us about new technologies
EWEB is a national leader in developing and offering energy efficiency programs that help our customers save energy
and money. To maintain this leadership role, EWEB's energy experts monitor and evaluate new energy-saving technologies in
We want our customers to have access to the best and proven energy-savings ideas and technologies. If you are investing your hard-earned
dollars in energy-saving projects, we want them to work.
Unfortunately, some products currently being sold in the Eugene area as energy savings devices do not save energy.
One such product is a capacitor, or "power factor correction device." The device comes with claims that customers will save energy by simply plugging in or
installing the capacitor at the main electrical panel. Although these devices are being marketed to
residential and commercial customers, they will not reduce energy use for these customers.
EWEB's technical opinion on this subject is shared by others including the Environmental Protection Agency's (EPA)
ENERGY STAR® program and the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST). Read their
Call us at (541) 685-7000 for reliable and free advice about:
- Energy efficiency technologies
- How to reduce your electric bill
- Products that are a good fit for your home and business
- Rebates on energy-saving appliances
Read about RECs and see EWEB's caution before purchasing them. While a company may suggest that a customer's
utility will then purchase the RECs, it is important to know that EWEB is not currently
purchasing RECs from outside sources.