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The Eugene Water & Electric Board has received a new 40-year operating license for our largest utility-owned generation facility – the Carmen-Smith Hydroelectric Project on the upper McKenzie River. The new license, issued by the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, will allow us to operate the carbon-free, renewable hydroelectric facility through at least May 2059. The project generates enough electricity to power nearly 16,000 homes.Find Out More
With the dry late spring we have been experiencing, you might be preparing to turn your sprinkler system on for the first time this year. Following a few tips can help you water wisely.Find Out More
EWEB staff developed an After Action Report to review EWEB's response to the February 2019 snow storm and the impacts of the storm, both on the community and EWEB's electrical infrastructure.Find Out More
Due to recent severe weather conditions our meter reading staff could not safely complete their assigned routes Feb. 24-28, 2019. Customers in a few areas of Eugene, east Springfield and the McKenzie River Valley will have estimated readings on their next bill.Find Out More
As of 8 a.m. Saturday morning, there are just under 2,000 customers who remain without power. This includes a little over 200 in the Eugene area, and about 1,700 in the Mckenzie River Valley. Most of the remaining Eugene-area outages are single homes, which can be extremely labor intensive, particulalry those with accessibility issues, such as backyard service lines with no access for bucket trucks. We will continue to work until every customer is restored.Find Out More
EWEB and contract crews made substantial progress restoring power to customers Friday, turning the lights back on for more than 1,000 customers.Find Out More
We expect to restore about 1,000 customers in the Eugene area today. Please note that work conditions are dynamic and subject to change based on equipment damage, tree hazards and changing weather conditions.Find Out More
EWEB and contract crews made substantial progress restoring power to customers Thursday, turning the lights back on for several thousand residents impacted by the snow storm that struck Sunday night. Starting with more than 14,000 customers out of service on Monday, less than 4,500 remained without service as of 5 p.m. Thursday. In the Eugene area, about 2,800 customers are still waiting for restoration, along with about 1,700 McKenzie River residents.Find Out More
New snowfall overnight stalled restoration progress made over the past 48 hours as three major feeder lines and a transmission line went down Wednesday morning.EWEB and contract crews late Tuesday night were able to reduce the number of customers without power to about 6,000. That figure is down from a high of more than 14,000 on Monday. Falling trees and snow damage brought down the Eugene-area feeder and transmission lines early Wednesday, and the number of customers without power climbed up to 7,800 as of 1 p.m.Find Out More
Eugene Water & Electric Board and contract line crews made significant progress restoring power overnight Monday and into Tuesday, with more than 6,300 customers returned to service. As of 4:30 p.m. Tuesday, there are about 7,600 EWEB customers without service, down from more than 14,000 without power at 5 p.m. Monday.Find Out More
With guidance and support provided through EWEB's commercial energy efficiency programs, the developer of a new five-story mixed-use building incorporated efficient LED lighting and a ductless heat pump system.Find Out More
EWEB Commissioners will consider eliminating the second, higher-cost residential electric consumption tier and replacing it with a single flat price.Find Out More
As a public utility, it’s important for us to be open and transparent with you—our customer-owners. Here are some highlights from this month’s meeting of your citizen-elected Board of Commissioners.Find Out More
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
Online voting is underway for 2018 EWEB Greenpower Grants worth up to $50,000 each.Find Out More
Electric vehicle drivers, supporters, and intrigued local residents attended an EV Showcase on Sunday, Sept. 9 to highlight the clean-air benefits, cost-savings and fun provided by electric cars, as part of the annual National Drive Electric Week.
Here in the Pacific Northwest, where we enjoy abundant, low-cost hydroelectric power, EVs are a smart economic choice and an important piece of the region's move away from fossil fuels. We are fortunate in Eugene to have one of the cleanest power portfolios in the nation, with almost no electricity sources from fossil fuels.
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Sunday's Electric Vehicle Showcase was sponsored by BRING Recycling, Forth Mobility, EWEB, and Lane Regional Air Protection Agency. The event gave locals the opportunity to learn about the latest in EV charging and purchase incentives, as well as take look at models like the Chevy Volt, Tesla Model S, Volkswagon e-Golf and the BMW i3. More than 30 electric car owners put their vehicles on display at Hummingbird Wholesale's brand new Mahonia Building as part of the annual BRING Home & Garden Tour.
Range advancements, charging infrastructure investments and a constellation of state, federal and local incentives are leading many car buyers to take a fresh look at clean, economical EVs.
Lower carbon footprint
All-electric vehicles have no tail pipe emissions and our clean power makes EVs a particularly good choice for EWEB customers looking to lower their carbon-foot print in a significant way.
In our area, it will cost you around $405 per year to charge an electric vehicle compared to $1,655 per year to fuel up a gas powered car. And fewer moving parts make electric vehicles ultra-low maintenance.
Fun to drive
Regenerative braking, high-torque electric motors and battery range innovations are making EVs the driver's choice for a fun, high-performance ride.
We want to make it easy and affordable to go fossil free. EWEB's $300 Clean Ride Rebate will pay for clean electric fuel for a year for most drives, or help offset the cost of a home charging station. In addition to our rebate for EWEB customers, car buyers can save up to $10,000 with state and federal tax credits.
If you missed the Showcase but are wondering if an EV is right for you, you can always visit the Forth Mobility Electric Vehicle Showcase in Portland (SW1st and Taylor). There are a number of EVs available for test drives and plenty of information about the technology, charging options and more.
Check out our website to learn more about EVs and how to help determine if one is right for you.
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