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
For the fifth year running, EWEB held a poster contest for area fifth graders in honor of Public Power Week. EWEB Commissioners this week stopped by classrooms around Eugene to present winning artists with awards.
The theme of the 2019 contest was, "Brought to you by electricity..." asking students to consider how they use electricity in their daily lives. Nearly 300 students from area schools submitted entries that varied from focusing on technology that many people now take for granted to considering what life would be like without readily available electricity.
EWEB staff selected six winning posters (there was a tie for third place). Commissioners stopped by the students' classrooms to deliver an award and briefly talk about the role electricity plays in the community.
"It is very rewarding to see the students light up when presented with the award and watching them explain to their classmates what they did for their poster. It's just a great interaction," says EWEB Commissioner John Brown.
There are three types of electric utilities: public power, rural electric cooperatives and investor-owned utilities.
EWEB is a public utility, meaning we are community-owned and do not operate to earn a profit or to serve the investment needs of stockholders. Instead, EWEB is chartered by the City of Eugene to serve the interests of its citizens. We are owned by the people of Eugene and it's our job to provide reliable, affordable water and electricity for our customers.
During Public Power Week, local students learn about and celebrate the advantages that locally-owned and operated electric utilities provide.
First Place, Morgan from O'Hara Catholic School
Second Place, Lillian from Awbrey Park Elementary
Third Place (tie), Alice from O'Hara Catholic School
Third Place (tie), John from O'Hara Catholic School
Fourth Place, Josie from Gilham Elementary
Fifth Place, Paige from El Camino del Rio Elementary
As a public utility, EWEB has a role to play in shaping the future by engaging with the next generation on the value of public power and the critical role it plays in the vitality of the community.
Learn more about how EWEB supports local education programs.
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Eugene, OR 97402
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