Ecova Plug Load Solutions Website is a portal for the latest energy-efficient technology
products and links to our program and its participants. We provide an easily accessible
gateway to the research, products, programs and places of purchase of energy-efficient
technologies that institutions, corporations and individuals use every day.
Program Timeline and Milestones:
For Commercial and Residential Consumers:
Empower yourself with information that will help you cut energy costs and reduce
your environmental impact. Visit our product pages to become more educated on products
that you use everyday and visit our program manufacturers, and retailers for buying
qualified energy-efficient products.
For Manufacturers and Retailers:
Discover new ways to add value to and differentiate your product through improved
efficiency and energy efficiency promotional programs.
For Utilities: Explore
the program sponsorship opportunities for reducing plug loads on overburdened grids,
making for cutting-edge demand-side management investments with proven results.
Ecova Plug Load Solutions site is owned and maintained by Ecova — a Spokane,
WA-based company that specializes in energy efficiency, climate and sustainability
For more information about Ecova Plug Load Solutions and its programs, please send
us an e-mail with your questions, comments, and suggestions.
What are Power Supplies?
Power supplies are the devices that power computers and servers. They convert AC
power from electric utilities into DC power used in most electronics.
80 PLUS® Program Materials
What is the 80 PLUS specification?
The 80 PLUS performance specification requires multi-output power supplies in computers
and servers to be 80% or greater energy efficient at 20%, 50% and 100% of rated
load with a true power factor of 0.9 or greater. This makes an 80 PLUS certified
power supply substantially more efficient than typical power supplies and creates
a unique market differentiation opportunity for power supply and computer manufacturers.