In the years ahead, EWEB will have to make a lot of decisions about where to get the electricity that we deliver to customers.Find Out More
On a chilly November day, third graders from Adams Elementary School in Eugene learned about the lifecycle of native salmon on a field trip to Lake Creek near Triangle Lake. The field trips take place all month as part of a program funded by EWEB grants. EWEB dedicates a portion of customer rates to inspiring kids to explore the wonders of science and learn about watershed health, water quality, and emergency preparedness.Find Out More
For EWEB, preparing for harsh winter storms is a year-round responsibility. While we can’t control the weather, we can make our electric infrastructure more resilient to withstand storms that bring snow, ice and wind to Eugene.Find Out More
There’s no obvious right answer to the question of what to do about the Leaburg dam and canal. EWEB’s Board of Commissioners met this week for a work session with staff about the project.Find Out More
Imagine if heavy snowfall and freezing rain hit Eugene this winter. Imagine damaged trees, road closures and widespread power outages. What would you do?Find Out More
Hundreds of landowners in the McKenzie River valley are working with EWEB to prevent future fires and protect the river by replanting burned properties and removing fuels like dead trees and underbrush.Find Out More
By partnering with ShakeAlert and the Oregon Hazards Lab, EWEB gets an early warning of the effects of earthquakes on hydropower facilities.Find Out More
EWEB works with watershed researchers, forest management agencies and local non-profits to identify threats to our water supply and public health, prioritize watershed restoration activities and help with long-term community recovery.Find Out More
EWEB held its Poster Contest for 5th grade students in our service territory for Public Power Week, October 2-8, receiving more than 100 entries from classrooms across the area.Find Out More
When access to pad mount transformers, cable, and smart meter chips tightened, EWEB only had one choice – double down on its core values, provide safe and reliable electricity. Below are the stories from EWEB staff about how they have navigated the ups and downs of this new frontier.Find Out More
Local middle school students from around the area learned about the entire life cycle of salmon along the McKenzie River at Salmon Watch 2022, which was held at the EWEB spawning channel. The field trip took place during peak salmon spawning season, when fish that are at least two feet long are reaching the end of their journey from the ocean to their natal streams.Find Out More
EWEB is bringing back our annual poster contest for Public Power Week, and needs your help to select our top 5 winners!Find Out More
EWEB’s electric safety trailer is an interactive tool for the public to learn how to react in a potentially dangerous situation.Find Out More
EWEB used the tactic of a Public Safety Power Shutoff (PSPS) for the first time to mitigate the risk of wildfires.Find Out More
This unique opportunity to reduce the infrastructure footprint and maintenance costs will also improve wildfire mitigation because less infrastructure means less chance of ignition or damage from a fire.Find 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.
4200 Roosevelt Blvd.
Eugene, OR 97402
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Phone hours: 9 a.m. - 6:30 p.m.