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 the marketplace.

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.

Industry references

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 reviews:

Call EWEB's energy experts

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
Renewable Energy Credits (RECs)

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.