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For their final meeting of 2022, on Dec. 6, the EWEB Board of Commissioners grappled with some major decisions and looked ahead to a new year.Find Out More
Commissioners supportive of General Manager's recommendation to remove Leaburg DamFind Out More
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
At the Nov. 1st board meeting, EWEB Commissioners got an update on the budget and rates for next year and the EWEB quarterly report.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
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
EWEB conducted a multi-agency spill drill on the Willamette River this week. The practice session was to help refresh and hone skills that will be essential to respond to an actual disaster involving an oil spill in the Willamette.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
EWEB's elected Board of Commissioners has voted to authorize General Manager Frank Lawson to pursue and negotiate the sale of the former EWEB headquarters building.Find Out More
EWEB’s Source Water Champions work year-round to protect our drinking water. They take water quality samples throughout the watershed, help our neighbors be better stewards, and coordinate multi-agency teams for restoration work and hazard mitigation.Find Out More
As a public utility owned by the people of Eugene, it’s important for EWEB 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 some key events, accomplishments and challenges from 2021.
"Good evening Commissioners, EWEB teammates, customer-owners and interested members of the community.
"Last year I used the term 'healthy' to describe EWEB, as we were learning to perform in the midst of a pandemic, which was having tangible impacts on our community and our organization. For 2021, I would describe EWEB as perservering, resolute, persistent and accomplished. There is only one reason I have the fortunate opportunity to use these words to describe EWEB, and that is our people, including front-line contributors, supervisors, managers, executives, board members, community partners, union, non-union, operations, administrative, management and support. It takes an entire team.
"I'll use most of the presentation portion of this agenda item to describe the results, issues, opportunities and trends. So I'll focus most of my State of the Utility comments on high-level thoughts.
"I'd like to start by thanking all the Commissioners. For all of us in the organization, it is a pleasure to work with a Board that is respectful, hardworking and cares about the services we provide and the legacy we leave. There were times that challenged you this past year, and we appreciate your support, leadershp, guidance and advice as we tackle some important issues in the years ahead.
"2021 saw some incredible results from EWEB. We delivered over 2.3 billion kilowatt hours of electricity and 9.5 billion gallons of high-quality drinking water to roughly 200,000 people in our community. We did this in a manner consistent with our values of safety, reliability, affordability, environmental stewardship and community. We did this under conditions that stressed our supply chains, put new inflationary pressures on our costs and in a treacherous workplace climate that saw 'The Great Resignation' (and in some cases migration) and a new labor market tightness, putting additional strain on EWEB's already loyal and professional workforce.
"In 2021, EWEB incredibly achieved eight of our nine organizational goals and sub-goals, with the supply chain issues associated with advanced meters being the only notable exception. Financially, we are sound, and becaue we use a 'source to tap' or 'source to switch' approach to delivery, reliability is solid and water quality is good.
"In 2021, we worked with the Board to update the strategic plan, further identifying key 3-5 year milestones and revising our values. We collaborated and aligned with the Board to develop direction and decision criteria on watershed recovery and protection, lower McKenzie hydro-projects, information system/technology investment planning, wildfire mitigation planning and multi-year cost-of-service-analysis (COSA). We published an electrification impact analysis report that will inform certain aspects of our integrated resource planning going forward.
"We also experienced some challenges in 2021, and are working to address these issues transparently and intentionally. Most of the challenges manifested from specific issues and were contained to discrete trends, milestones or issues. We recognize our opportunity and obligation to take corrective action and work towards sustainable improvement. For that reason, many remedial activities are already included in our 2022 organizational or departmental goals. As I review the specific results later in this presentation, I'll elaborate on some of these challenges further.
"I'd like to close my comments the way I began, by thanking my EWEB teammates, the Board, and our many partners throughout the community and region. I'd personally like to thank the executive team and managers, with whom I work most closely and frequently. I'd also like to thank Anne Kah and Holly Shugart, who are vital to our success. Thank you all."
You can watch the full March 1 Board meeting here.
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