Just purchased a Kill-a-watt meter. It has a PF setting. What do the energy providers do to combat low PF?

The unit is capable of measuring the power factor of the load under test. I run my PC thru a UPS and the measured PF of this setup is 0.50 Thus this mean that the power utility is only charging me for half of the actual energy usage? I am being told that the electric meter will only register loads that are... show more The unit is capable of measuring the power factor of the load under test.
I run my PC thru a UPS and the measured PF of this setup is 0.50

Thus this mean that the power utility is only charging me for half of the actual energy usage?
I am being told that the electric meter will only register loads that are in-phase.
link to kill-a-watt
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kill_A_Watt
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