Electric Outage: 1-844-484-2300
Water Emergency: 541-685-7595
EWEB Main: 541-685-7000
EWEB’s 2021 budget keeps prices steady once again, marking the fifth year in row of no price increase for customers.Find Out More
Voluntary program helps residents restore their land and prepare for rebuilding, while reducing the impacts of the fire on the McKenzie River.Find Out More
Eugene Water & Electric Board is exploring the impacts of widespread electrification on our community.Find Out More
With the help of generous customers and community partners, EWEB’s Energy Share program helps customers who are struggling to pay their utility bills and who may be at risk of disconnection of services.Find Out More
We’re taking steps to help residential, business and non-profit customers maintain or re-establish good account standing and ensure all customers have access to reliable power and water at affordable rates.Find Out More
EWEB is resuming route-based deployment for smart electric and water meters as a part of our gradual and responsible return to normal operations.Find Out More
How EWEB is responding and how we’re ensuring that you continue to receive the water and electric services you depend on from us, safely, reliably and affordably.Find Out More
As your community-owned utility, we will take the necessary steps to emerge from this crisis with the dual goal of protecting vulnerable customers while keeping the utility financially and operationally resilient.Find Out More
The COVID-19 pandemic has changed almost everything for our community, except the need for reliable power and water at affordable rates.Find Out More
Making partial payments and other tips for managing your bill and avoiding scams.Find Out More
As our community moves toward recovery from the health and economic crises of COVID-19, EWEB is beginning a gradual and responsible return to our facilities.Find Out More
Oregon primary elections are next Tuesday, May 19 and ballots include four candidates for three seats on the EWEB Board of Commissioners.Find Out More
EWEB’s Customer Care bill assistance program re-opened on Friday, May 1 at 9 a.m. By 9:04, 205 online applications were complete, and by 9:20, nearly 600 customers had applied online.Find Out More
Eugene Water & Electric Board Commissioners will hold a virtual meeting on Tuesday to adhere to Oregon Gov. Kate Brown’s “Stay Home, Save Lives” executive order to mitigate the spread of the coronavirus.Find Out More
At the March 3 public meeting, EWEB’s Board of Commissioners hosted Bonneville Power Administration’s Elliot Mainzer.Find Out More
Local control is a hallmark of a publicly owned utility. The citizens of Eugene elect five commissioners to staggered four-year terms on the EWEB Board. Commissioners dedicate their service as volunteers without pay and are responsible for the overall governance of the utility. They set policies, approve the strategic plan and annual goals, and authorize financial matters such as the annual budget and electric and water prices.
At the January 2021 public meeting, three EWEB board members took the oath of office, including two newly elected commissioners.
John Barofsky was elected to represent Wards 2 and 3 and Matt McRae to Wards 1 and 8. The two seats on the Board were relinquished this year by former commissioners Dick Helgeson and Steve Mital who decided not to run for re-election after serving for eight years and seven years respectively. Sonya Carlson retained her seat for a second term representing Wards 6 and 7.
John Barofsky is a long-time Eugene resident and co-owns a local business, Beppe & Gianni's Trattoria. His dedication to supporting our community is evident by the expansive list of boards and committees he currently serves including the Fairmont Neighborhood Association (FNA), the City of Eugene Planning Commission, Travel Lane County, and the Oregon Restaurant & Lodging Associate Executive Committee, Eugene Chamber of Commerce Government Affairs Committee and City of Eugene Street Bond Review Panel. Using his experience Commissioner Barofsky aims to keep rates low, protect our watershed, and further develop a clean, carbon-free power portfolio.
Matt McRae is the Long-Term Disaster Recovery Manager for Lane County. He has studied natural hazards that impact Eugene, including floods, winter storms, and earthquakes. He understands the risks and the solutions and will promote investments that make our community more resilient to extreme events. He also has an extensive background in climate change and energy matters including his service as the Climate Policy Strategist for Our Children's Trust and working as the Climate and Energy Analyst and Natural Hazards Specialist for the City of Eugene. Commissioner McRae will advocate for reliable and affordable renewable energy and clean drinking water and wants to see EWEB play a role in reducing our community's carbon footprint.
Rounding out the Board, Vice President John Brown has served as representative of Wards 4 and 5 since 2007, and Mindy Schlossberg, elected in 2019 to represent all customer-owners in the at-large position, is serving as president of the Board in 2021.
Commissioners hold regularly scheduled public meetings on the first Tuesday of each month. We welcome and encourage our customer-owners to attend.
500 East Fourth Ave.
Eugene, OR 97401
Phone hours: 9 a.m. - 6:30 p.m.
Lobby hours: 9 a.m. - 5:30 p.m.