Eugene's citizens have a long history of caring for the environment. Today, the
community's interest in "green" living is higher than ever.
EWEB offers an array of programs that help customers save energy and water, as well
as products that use resources that are renewable, sustainable and have a minimal
impact on the environment.
EWEB believes that the first step towards a sustainable energy future is to ensure the
community uses energy efficiently. Learn how EWEB services and rebates can help you
save energy and money.
For many years, EWEB has heard from its customer-owners in surveys and focus groups
that following conservation, clean and renewable power is their resource of choice.
Since the late 1990s, EWEB has been at the forefront of developing renewable energy
resources to meet increased demand not offset by conservation efforts.
Renewable energy refers to electricity supplied by energy sources that are naturally
and continually replenished including wind, solar power, hydropower, geothermal
and various forms of biomass. Participate in EWEB's renewable energy programs:
EWEB Greenpower enables customers to contribute to the development and use of renewable energy in the local community.
Produce clean, renewable power at your home or business, while also helping EWEB
decrease the amount of power it purchases from non-renewable sources.
Learn about EWEB's Integrated Electric Resource Plan, which guides decisions about
which electric energy resources are pursued to meet customers demand. Get a glimpse
of EWEB's electric resource portfolio and take of tour of EWEB-owned projects.
In 2007, the state of Oregon enacted Senate Bill 838 – the Oregon Renewable Energy Act. The act
created a Renewable Portfolio
Standard (RPS) that all Oregon electric utilities must follow. The purpose of the RPS is to
decrease Oregon utilities' reliance on fossil fuels for electric generation and increase their use of
renewable energy sources including biomass, geothermal, hydropower, solar and wind.
EWEB's power portfolio
is overwhelmingly made up of renewable resources.
Therefore, we already exceed the targets.
The bill also
mandates that utilities, including EWEB, publish an annual compliance report.
Read more about the Oregon RPS