Using fireworks near power lines could lead to a fire, explosion, power outage or downed line.Find Out More
On June 18, with the help of community neighbors, EWEB inaugurated a new emergency water station at the Lane County Fairgrounds.Find Out More
As a public utility, it is important EWEB check in with customers to see how we are performing. We invite you to share your feedback and opinions.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 1 EWEB Board meeting, highlights key events, accomplishments and challenges of 2021.Find Out More
Community organizations, property developers and others will soon be able to submit offers to purchase and develop a 4.44-acre site in a prime location along Eugene’s burgeoning downtown waterfront district.Find Out More
Starting late night Sunday night, an intense windstorm blew over trees and caused just over 2,600 Eugene Water & Electric Board customers to lose power. But EWEB line crews working through the dark hours of the night and early morning promptly restored service for nearly all those customers.Find Out More
New programs provide customers opportunities to invest in local environment, watershed protection, and future climate scientistsFind Out More
EWEB is offering new programs to help Eugene electrify its transporation sector - tackling our largest source of carbon emissionsFind Out More
EWEB, City of Eugene project reduces City Facilities carbon footprint by 16%Find Out More
While world leaders debate climate action, EWEB reflects on our community's climate successesFind Out More
Recent material shortages have EWEB increasingly concerned about our ability to meet timelines for electric and water construction projects.Find Out More
As part of our routine monitoring efforts, EWEB conducted a bathymetric survey of Trail Bridge Reservoir in May 2021 and found unusual depressions. EWEB conducted follow-up inspections with a remotely operated underwater vehicle along with dye testing by divers in early June 2021. Based on the dye tests, the two larger depressions are actively taking water and are considered sinkholes. Subsequent dye testing and geophysical investigations in July and August indicated that there is no concentrated seepage flow through or under Trail Bridge Dam.Find Out More
EWEB Leads "Spill Drill" to test HazMat ResponseFind Out More
Unlike for-profit utilities who serve their investors, EWEB and other public power providers are community-owned and do not operate to earn a profit or benefit stockholders. Our prices are based on the costs to serve our community with safe, reliable water and electricity.Find Out More
While most wildfires are started by lightning strikes or caused by human actions, utilities have a role to play in risk reduction -- and we are doing our part. And while we can’t stop wildfires, we can make our electric infrastructure more resilient to better withstand fires by using new construction methods and materials and keeping our system maintenance up to date by replacing aging equipment.Find Out More
On a recent sunny spring day, dozens of Bethel middle school students filled the gym at Meadow View School for the annual KidWind Challenge. Nervous laughter and anxious faces filled the space as the students waited to put their model wind turbines, and their knowledge of wind energy, to the test.
Earlier in the school year, students worked in teams to design, test and refine their turbines before holding a class competition. The winning team from each class was invited to participate in the district-wide event.
At the district challenge, teams received scores based on the energy their turbine produced and their ability to answer questions in front of an interview panel. The interview panels were led by EWEB employees who quizzed the students on general wind energy concepts and facts, and asked questions about the students' design process.
"It was really fun to see how excited some of the kids were about the turbines they built," says Adam Rue, a resource analyst with EWEB. "They took the challenge seriously and I was impressed with the level of knowledge many of the teams displayed."
A team from Shasta Middle School took first place with a near perfect interview score and their turbine also finished top of the list, producing 37,999 milliwatts in 60 seconds.
EWEB is proud to support KidWind and other hands-on STEM education that fosters curiosity, creativity and a lifelong love of learning.
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