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
Change is afoot. Car companies Volvo and Jaguar Landrover, as well as nations like India and China, are committing to all-electric vehicle futures. Range advancements, charging infrastructure investments and a constellation of state, federal and local incentives are leading many car buyers to take a fresh look at clean, economical EVs.
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. In our area, it will cost you $3.41 to go 100 miles in an electric vehicle, compared to $12.16 in a gas-powered car. Tax credits sweeten the deal. In addition to the existing $2,500-$7,500 federal tax credit, the State of Oregon's new rebate of up to $2,500 will go into effect in 2018.
As an added incentive, EWEB offers a $300 rebate to help offset the cost of charging infrastructure for an all-electric car.
Beyond cost-savings, our 90% renewable electricity, makes EVs a particularly good choice for EWEB customers looking to lower their carbon-foot print in a significant way.
Nearly 100 EV-curious locals attended our second annual electric vehicle expo on Sunday, Sept. 10, the kick off to National Drive Electric Week (Sept. 9-17). Participants were able to test drive the new 238-mile Chevy Bolt, Arcimoto's zippy utility vehicle, electric bikes, and a privately-owned Tesla Model X. Eugene's event is one of more than 200 planned nationwide where EV enthusiasts help to highlight the convenience, performance, clean-air benefits, and cost-savings of electric cars.
There are now over 30 models of EVs available in Oregon, and battery technology continues to improve.
"With the recent passing of House Bill 2017, which includes point-of-purchase rebates on EVs starting next year, Oregon is taking meaningful steps to encourage EV adoption across the state," said Jeff Allen, executive director of Forth Mobility, a Portland-based non-profit focused on advancing electric, smart and shared transportation in the Pacific Northwest and beyond.
"Now is the perfect time for anyone looking to buy or lease a new vehicle to learn more about why EVs are more affordable, more energy-efficient, and frankly, more fun to drive than gas-powered vehicles."
If you missed the expo but are wondering if an EV is right for you, you can always visit the Go Forth Electric Vehicle Showcase in Portland (SW1st and Taylor). There are a number of EVs available for test drives and plenty of information about the technology, charging options and more.
Check out our website to learn more about EVs and how to help determine if one is right for you.
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