A new digital fire lookout tower will soon be able to spot small fires before they threaten communities and infrastructure in the upper McKenzie River Valley, thanks to a new ALERTWildfire camera installed Monday on a communications tower owned and operated by the Eugene Water & Electric Board (EWEB).Find Out More
As part of EWEB's relicensing requirements for the Carmen-Smith Hydroelectric Project, we are reducing the risk of birds colliding with electricity.Find Out More
It's called an FUV, a fun utility vehicle. And we are so having FUN! We are proud to have a small fleet of electric vehicles. Two to be exact.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
EWEB is offering an updated suite of environmental programs designed for customers who want to save money, water and energy while taking their commitment to sustainability to the next level. At the same time, EWEB is also injecting $100,000 of additional funding into our solar photovoltaic (PV) program.Find Out More
On April 12, EWEB dispatched a two-person crew with a bucket truck to assist with repairs and restoring electric service for Columbia River Public Utility District, which serves customers in Columbia County, north of Portland.Find Out More
EWEB is moving forward with analyzing four options to remediate the Leaburg Canal, ranging from full decommissioning to complete restoration, with two options in between.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
Here’s an hour of one-time tasks and a few more behavior change goals that will help you reduce your water use, save energy, lower your carbon footprint and save money on your EWEB bill!Find Out More
New programs provide customers opportunities to invest in local environment, watershed protection, and future climate scientistsFind Out More
Here in Eugene, where we are fortunate to have one of the cleanest power portfolios in the nation, electrification presents opportunities to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and support climate recovery goals.Find Out More
EWEB is offering new programs to help Eugene electrify its transporation sector - tackling our largest source of carbon emissionsFind Out More
Just as high winds with gusts of more than 30 mph arrived in the Oregon Cascades early Thursday, EWEB has completed aerial trimming around its Carmen-Smith transmission line using a helicopter with saw attachments to trim branches and treetops.Find 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
Want to save energy, reduce your carbon footprint, lower your utility bills and improve the comfort of your home? We can help!
Today, home owners and builders have multiple options for designing and building high-performance homes or renovating existing homes. From energy efficient windows, to insulation, air sealing, heating and cooling systems, lighting and appliances—making the right choices will greatly reduce your energy use.
EWEB supports builders and home owners with rebates and loans for energy efficiency upgrades. We offer additional rebates for new homes that meet certain efficiency standards, such as the Energy Trust of Oregon's Energy Performance Score (EPS).
EPS-rated homes are built above the current statewide energy codes. The score is similar to a miles-per-gallon metric—it allows you to compare the energy use of different homes, along with the estimated utility costs, and carbon impact.
You can see an example of an EPS-rated high-performance home on the 2017 BRING Home and Garden Tour, Sunday, Sept. 17, at Site 9. We partnered with the builder to help the homeowners achieve their dream of a modern, durable, super-efficient home. With high-performance insulation, air sealing, efficient mechanical systems, plus a solar photovoltaic system, this home earned an EPS of 10 on scale of zero to 200+, where zero is the most efficient. It's estimated this home will cost less than $120 per year to operate. You can view two additional high-performance homes with Energy Performance Scores at Sites 1 and 6 on the tour.
Check out this video to learn more about this home and how you can save energy, reduce your carbon footprint, and lower the utility bills for your new construction or home renovation project by applying a few simple principles of high-performance homes.
If you're building new or remodeling your home, you may be weighing fuel heating options. Because buildings in EWEB's service territory are powered by 90 percent renewable electricity, efficient electric heating and cooling systems are a good option for lowering your carbon footprint. For example, a ductless heat pump will reduce carbon dioxide emissions by 95 percent when compared to a typical natural gas-powered heating system.
Look for us on the BRING Home and Garden Tour (Site 9), where EWEB experts will be on-hand from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. to talk about different energy saving technologies and the carbon benefits of high-efficiency electric systems.
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Eugene, OR 97402
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