As Albertans were proud of our resilient and self sustaining attitude.

We’ve waited for the opportunity to become more energy independent.

Finally, technology has caught up to our needs.

Albertans can now produce power at their homes and business

while providing comfort and safety for our families.

Finally, there is a company dedicated to energy system sales, service , and installation.

A company with the systems and products that save significant energy dollars,

and help protect our environment at the same time.

 Finally, there is Own Energy.

 See contact information at the bottom of this page.

OwnEnergy - The Company

The OwnEnergy Corporation is an Alberta owned renewable energy specialist. Our team works with customer to develop, integrate and install sustainable energy solutions into existing systems using reliable alternative technologies. We employ specially trained professional in our process.

We maintain industry and governmental connections to keep ourselves current on industry standard,, best practices, and available financial incentives. This approach promotes the best return on investment for you, our customer.

Our industry memberships include:

The Canadian Solar Industries Association (CanSIA) www.cansia.ca

The Alberta Green Energy Alliance www.greeenenergyalliance.ca

The North American Board of Energy Practitioners (NABCEP) www.nabcep.ca

The Market

today’s energy market demands affordable hardware, public and private financial incentives, control over energy pricing, and “green” choices in energy sources.

Our Products and Services

Our products meet Canadian Standards Association (CSA) and Underwriters Laboratories (UL) standards for electrical and plumbing applications.  OwnEnergy meets market demand for:

  • Residential skilled trades installation.
  • commercial and industrial installation system.
  • Remote “off grid” applications.

We focus on solar energy [photovoltaic (PV) for electricity, and photothermal (PT) for heating] and wind energy systems in residential, commercial and industrial applications. Other systems are available including biomass, geothermal, and customized hybrid systems.

Our Process

We create hybrid integration between traditional and new technologies. This reduces energy costs for electricity “grid” tied customers or sustains “off grid” users.

Our custom process may include:

Consulting – Planning- Integration- Sales- Training – Employment – Installation – Rough-ins – Maintenance – Monitoring

We support local communities to foster sustainability and to maintain economic health and growth. We buy local products; hire local labour; and , whenever possible, subcontract local pre-qualified trades and service professionals.

For more information on Power-pipe go to www.renewability.com

Falling film heat exchangers

have been around for decades. Other than utilizing the “falling film” effect, however, the Power-Pipe® has little in common with other Drain Water Heat Recovery (DWHR) devices.

Best Quality Design

The Power-Pipe’s exclusive, patent-pending design gives it many advantages over competitive devices. These are either “first generation” units (consisting of a single coil wrapped around the drainpipe) or “second generation” units (consisting of 2 or more first generation units stacked on top of one another). Neither of these technologies delivers satisfactory performance without compromising comfort and peace of mind.

First generation units suffer from high water pressure loss in the freshwater supply, which causes flow problems. Second generation units resolve the pressure loss issue by adopting a non-counter flow heat exchanger design, which delivers a low heat transfer performance.

The Power-Pipe features multiple coils wrapped in parallel around a central drainpipe. This patent-pending design resolves the pressure drop issue while keeping a counter flow configuration, thus maximizing heat transfer performance. Independent third-party tests have proven that the Power-Pipe’s overall performance is far superior to that of competitive DWHR devices.

In addition, the Power-Pipe’s self-cleaning design assures a maintenance-free operation.

Best Quality Materials

The Power-Pipe is manufactured using quality materials. Copper DWV used for the inner drain pipe is compliant with the ASTM B306 standard. The Type L or Type K Copper used for the outer coils is compliant with the ASTM B88 standard. All parts are silver soldered or brazed.

Best Quality Manufacturing

The Power-Pipe is precision manufactured and subject to numerous quality assurance checks throughout the manufacturing process. Additionally, every Power-Pipe System is individually tested according to a rigid protocol, to a pressure of 160 PSI (11, 03 bars) before leaving the RenewABILITY Energy Inc. plant.

Certifications & Approvals

The Power-Pipe’s quality and effectiveness are recognized throughout North America:

The Power-Pipe®  is simple and effective because

of a basic physical principle: The falling film.

Water falling down a vertical drain stack does not run down the middle of the stack, but instead clings to the inside wall of the pipe. In a DWHR application, falling drain water forms a thin film that rapidly imparts its heat to the colder pipe wall. The Power-Pipe® captures much of this heat, then “recycles” it to raise the temperature of incoming cold water.

A 60-inch Power-Pipe System, for example, can raise the cold water temperature from 10°C (50°F) to as much as 24°C (75°F), under equal flow conditions.

Because the incoming cold water is preheated before going into the water heater and plumbing fixtures, the water heater uses less energy to raise the temperature of the water to the desired level for use, which saves money and increases the effective water heater capacity.

For more information go to www.renewability.com

Does Your Home Have Enough Insulation?

Were you aware your insulation could be costing you money?
It’s time for you to Think Smart

Proper insulation is imperative in keeping your home both comfortable and energy efficient. Because your attic is the primary location of heat loss and absorption, the right attic insulation is an important part of a successful insulation strategy. Think Smart insulation provides a wonderful solution to your home’s needs.

home insulationThe majority of homes have either not enough insulation or none at all. This oversight can prove to be extremely expensive in terms of the money homeowners lose in heating and cooling costs. The Think Smart solution offers two different ways to address this problem and improve the energy efficiency of your home.

First, Think Smart offers a cellulose insulation that creates a seal. The product is made of natural, green fibers that consistently maintain their R-Value. As a result, your home becomes extremely comfortable while you save money on your electric bill.

The second component of a Think Smart insulation solution is a reflective barrier. While other types of insulation resist heat, this radiant barrier actually reflects it, pushing it back to its source. As a result, Think Smart keeps your home warmer in the winter and cooler in the summer.

So Why Would You Choose Think Smart?

Think Smart Insulation

  • Environmentally Friendly – Think Smart is an environmentally-friendly solution. Eighty percent of the product is composed of recycled materials, making it easier for homeowners to go green.
  • The Sound of Silence – Think Smart’s cellulose insulation creates a seal that keeps noise out. As a result, you and your family can enjoy a quiet, comfortable atmosphere. This will result in a more peaceful home and can be achieved in both new construction and previously built properties. It is also wonderful for commercial spaces.
  • Training – Our highly trained staff members teach proper installation techniques to dealers across the country. This means that the professionals who install Think Smart into your home are qualified to provide the high quality customer service you expect.
  • Quality – The quality that Think Smart offers is incomparable to other products. We invest our time and money into creating the best solutions possible.

Are you ready to learn more about how Think Smart can improve the energy efficiency and comfort of your home? Call Think Smart today for a free consultation!

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For more information go to www.thinksmartinsulation.com

John Mejias

General Manager



John Mejias is a graduate of the University of Saskatchewan, Canada (Geography/Cartography) whose business experience includes owning, managing and operating local and international businesses. As a private service consultant he has directed business development for small to medium sized enterprises and consulted for start-ups and existing businesses for over 20 years. He is a construction trade safety advocate and developed the ‘Canadian Construction Safety Fundamentals’ for foreign workers in Alberta.

Currently partnered with long established plumbing and electrical companies, he co-founded Own Energy Corporation in Edmonton to provide renewable energies supply, integration and installation service for residential, commercial and industrial applications. John is highly committed to foster public and local government awareness as to the vast planetary and economic advantages of this growing market.

Currently developed, wrote and is teaching the Integration of Distributed Energy Systems course at a local college.


Gregg Weir

President - Capital Plumbing



Gregg Weir is an experienced CEO whose career has included the creation and development of several local, national, and international businesses. He has founded and directed a successful trade based multi-city service company, co-founded a renewable energy company, partnered in a product development and manufacturing company, and partnered in commercial real estate ventures. These have provided the framework for Gregg’s leadership development, his understanding of business practices, and his focus on the importance of solving client’s needs. Gregg participated in co-founding OE Nano and serves as the company’s CEO and President.