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The Eugene Water & Electric Board will award $50,000 grants to The Eugene Mission and Friends of Trees Eugene Metro later this month after Greenpower program subscribers voted for their top two projects out of 11 submissions.Find Out More
Your next EWEB and City of Eugene utility services bill will look different and include some fee changes. Here's what to expect.Find Out More
In the McKenzie River Basin, we can actually count on years of stored water supply - thanks to the McKenzie’s unique geology.Find Out More
EWEB is pleased to announce the eligible candidates for 2021 Greenpower project funding of up to $50,000! Funds for the grants come from voluntary Greenpower customer contributions. Two projects will be chosen through majority vote by Greenpower customers. To participate in this year's selection, customers must be registered for the Greenpower program no later than June 22.Find Out More
Three years after receiving a Greenpower Grant to install a solar energy system, Pearl Buck Center has recuperated its cost of installation through energy savings.Find Out More
EWEB Commissioners joined local representatives on a float down the McKenzie River to learn about the many Pure Water Partners watershed restoration activities following the Holiday Farm Fire.Find Out More
EWEB Generation staff on June 13 started diverting less water into the Walterville Power Canal to increase McKenzie River flows in the bypassed reach of the river to improve fish migration and water quality.Find Out More
Each year, EWEB tests more than 85,000 samples of water that runs through 800 miles of pipe to ensure your drinking water is safe. The current Water Quality Report reflects testing completed in 2020 and shows that the water provided by EWEB meets or exceeds all federal and state drinking water standards.Find Out More
EWEB is now accepting applications for the 2021 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, clean energy education and/or reduce or offset our community’s carbon footprint.Find Out More
More than 265 EWEB workers have reduced their car travel while enhancing the safety and resiliency of our community by working from home.Find Out More
The community-funded initiative will protect drinking water and help restore the health of the watershed.Find Out More
As a public utility, owned by the people of Eugene, it’s important for us to be open and transparent with our customer-owners. The following State of the Utility Address, delivered by General Manager Frank Lawson at the March 2 EWEB Board meeting, highlights key events, accomplishments and challenges of 2020.Find Out More
As we continue to care for our critical infrastructure, we must also protect the source of our drinking water—the McKenzie River and its surrounding watershed.Find Out More
EWEB’s 2021 budget keeps prices steady once again, marking the fifth year in row of no price increase for customers.Find Out More
Have you ever wondered what happens to the electric grid on Thanksgiving?Find Out More
I had been thinking about getting an electric car as a second vehicle for a few years as I really wanted to reduce my carbon footprint.
They are too cost-prohibitive for me to consider one as a primary vehicle. I cannot afford the ones that have 200+ mile range. Charging on the road is also not practical for me. When I am traveling, I usually go 200-300 miles in one trip.
All that being said, I bought a five-year-old LEAF from a co-worker who was leaving town. They offered it to me for less than used retail and I snapped it up.
Life became much easier when I installed a charger in my garage but before that, I would charge it at Lithia or at EWEB or even at the county buildings. Some of those services are no longer free, but they are still very convenient.
EWEB had a subsidy program that applied to the installation of my home charger, so that was an added gift!
My car is small, and really only has a range of about 60 miles when fully charged (it is about five years old), but I am able to get all my weekend errands done on one charge, even crossing between west Eugene and east Springfield on the freeway.
I don't drive it much on the short, dark rainy days of winter, but that is to do with size and visibility. When we are having inversions, I drive it as much as possible.
An electric car is not suitable for all lifestyles, but I am very grateful that I am able to use it for some of mine.
I love it. I love it being quiet; I love its features; I love its acceleration and I love the fact that I can do what I would normally do without contributing quite so much harm to the environment.
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