Electric Outage: 1-844-484-2300
Water Emergency: 541-685-7595
EWEB Main: 541-685-7000
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
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
Eugene Water & Electric Board has been recognized as the third healthiest medium-sized employer in Oregon, and one of the healthiest 100 workplaces in America.Find Out More
Three EWEB line crews on Tuesday marked their 15th straight day working to restore electric service to the thousands of people victimized by the Camp Fire that struck northern California on Nov. 8.Find Out More
Eugene Water & Electric Board’s Run to Stay Warm, featuring a half-marathon, 10K, 5K and Kids’ 400-meter dash, is on Sunday, Nov. 18.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
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.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
EWEB is a proud supporter of STEM opportunities in our community. This summer we helped send a local student to Chelan County, Washington for a week-long hydropower and STEM career academy. Ethan sent us a recap of his experience and it sounds like it was an amazing week.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.
Feeder lines serve several hundred to more than 1,000 customers, while transmission lines serve several thousand customers.
The loss of the Hawkins, Dillard, and Laurel feeder lines, in addition to the Laurel-Hilyard transmission line, has set back restoration estimates for much of EWEB's service area. There are two transmission lines and several feeder lines down in the McKenzie River Valley. The extensive damage from trees and snow along Highway 126 continues to hamper progress in restoring McKenzie-area customers.
Some Eugene-area customers, primarily in the south, southeast and southwest parts of the city at higher elevations, should prepare to be without power for up to seven to 10 days, assuming weather conditions do not deteriorate further.
Many in the McKenzie River Valley could be without service for 10-14 days due to the devastating amount of tree damage, although some restorations are occurring as upriver repairs are underway.
Customers without power may want to contact family and friends to make arrangements to stay overnight if possible. If you have elderly neighbors without power, please check in on them. Lane County has launched a call center for non-emergency inquiries related to winter weather. Please call (541) 682-3977 from 8 a.m. - 4 p.m. for assistance.
There are 15 line crews, five two-person teams, three triage crews and six assessor squads working in the field Wednesday, assisted by eight tree crews. Eight of the crews are working in the city area, focusing on the west Eugene, River Road/Santa Clara and Ferry Street areas. Seven of the crews are working east of Springfield in the McKenzie River area. EWEB has requested additional outside assistance that may be available to support restoration.
All the crews initially worked 30-hour shifts. They are now scheduled for 16 hours on and then eight hours off for rest. This schedule will continue until restoration is complete.
EWEB follows a "hierarchy of repair" when restoring power during major outages. This system is used throughout the utility industry to benefit the highest number of people as quickly as possible. Repairing one large feeder line can restore power to a thousand customers, while repairing a small "tap" line that serves a few people in a neighborhood often is more time consuming. The repair of the individual service line that provides power to a single home is often last on the restoration priority list.
To speed up your restoration process, check to see if there is damage to your weatherhead or meter base on your home. If you find damage, please contact a licensed electrician to make those repairs and then have the electrician provide a supervisory letter to EWEB.
Any customers experiencing flickering lights or partial power should contact EWEB via the outage reporting line at 1-844-484-2300. Those experiencing "brownouts" should turn off their main breaker and also contact EWEB.
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