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Friends of Trees, St. Vincent de Paul of Lane County and the Eugene Science Center each won 2018 Greenpower Grants of up to $50,000 from the Eugene Water & Electric Board’s Greenpower Program.Find Out More
National Drinking Water Week runs May 6-12, and marks a good occasion to pass on our thanks to our source protection and water utility staff, along with our many community partners in their roles of protecting the McKenzie River.Find Out More
Online voting is underway for 2018 EWEB Greenpower Grants worth up to $50,000 each.Find Out More
Redevelopment efforts for Eugene’s downtown riverfront jumped forward on April 17 when the City completed the purchase of 16 acres of property formerly used as EWEB’s operations yard.Find Out More
Five Eugene organizations have made the final cut for consideration for 2018 Greenpower Grants worth up to $50,000 each to fund high-impact projects that increase the use of renewable energy sources, the adoption of emerging technologies, or reduce/offset our community’s carbon footprint.Find Out More
In late 2017, EWEB had the opportunity to work with SquareOne Villages on cost-saving measures for their tiny homes project, Emerald Village Eugene. Supporting vulnerable members of our community is a priority for EWEB.Find Out More
If you have a 72-hour emergency kit and a disaster plan for your family, then you have a great start on emergency preparedness. Here are some New Year’s tips to help you take the next steps to be ready for whatever 2018 may bring.Find Out More
Our Customer Care programs help thousands of community members who find themeselves in times of hardship, but the need is much greater that what we are able to handle. While we recieve Customer Care donations year-round, in December we highlight the "Share the Warmth" program and celebrate the generosity of neighbors helping neighbors.Find Out More
Whether it's ice or snow, windstorms ... or squirrels, you should know what to do when the power goes out.Find Out More
Getting the family together for Thanksgiving dinner? Take some time to talk about emergency preparedness.Find Out More
The Eugene Water & Electric Board’s Run to Stay Warm, featuring a half-marathon, 10K, 5K and Kids’ 400-meter dash, is on Sunday, Nov. 19. All proceeds from the event will benefit limited-income customers who are struggling to pay their utility bills and stay warm through the winter months.Find Out More
More than 30 emergency responders from multiple local agencies conducted a live “spill drill” in late October on the McKenzie River above Leaburg Dam. Participants practiced containing a fictitious fuel spill using the McKenzie Watershed Emergency Response System (MWERS).Find Out More
Can you even begin to imagine a day without water? It isn’t just your personal use of water--brushing your teeth, flushing your toilet, or taking a shower. Water is also essential to public health and safety, as well as a functioning economy.Find Out More
Every fall wild Chinook salmon reach the Carmen-Smith spawning channel after a long journey from the ocean. A few hundred middle school students get the opportunity to witness the homecoming firsthand as a part of the Salmon Watch program.Find Out More
Public Power Week is a great opportunity to honor EWEB's 106 year history and look forward to how we will continue to power a strong community in the years ahead. Our recently adopted Strategic Plan highlights how we will continue to hold true to our core values as a public utility and make significant decisions involving the community's electric supply resources.Find Out More
As a public utility, it is important for EWEB to be open and transparent with you — our customer-owners — about how we are performing. We put together a Report to Customers looking back at the key events, accomplishments and challenges of 2017.
One of our primary goals is to improve our relationship with customers, and in 2017 we took a number of steps that demonstrate our commitment to continuous improvement.
We launched an Affordability Initiative, which included cutting administrative and overhead costs, while focusing on investments that directly relate to our organizational core values of providing safe, reliable service that aligns with what our community expect of us. We were able to deliver tangible results of these efforts with a 2018 water price decrease and no electric price change for the second year in a row. We know there is more work ahead when it comes to making EWEB more affordable for customers, and we look forward to delivering more positive results throughout the year.
Emergency preparedness and disaster recovery has been top-of-mind for many in our industry, community and the greater Pacific Northwest. In 2017, the Board of Commissioners adopted a Strategic Plan that established emergency preparedness and disaster recovery as a top priority for EWEB over the next ten years.
Throughout the year we made investments in preparing, replacing and maintaining our community's electric and water systems:
We also took the time to evaluate what went well, and what didn't, in our response to the widespread outages caused by the December 2016 ice storm. Since then we have made several improvements that will help us respond in large-scale events and this work continues into 2018.
While much of 2017 showcased areas where we looked for improvement, we continued work that aligns with our organizational core values.
Browse the complete 2017 Report to Customers for details on the topics mentioned above, and more. We will continue to look for opportunities to share our progress with you throughout 2018, and as your publicly-owned utility we welcome your questions and feedback.
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