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
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
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
While world leaders debate climate action, EWEB reflects on our community's climate successesFind Out More
At EWEB, we factor climate change into almost everything we do. As Eugene’s publicly-owned utility, we strive to fulfill our roles reducing our community’s carbon footprint, optimizing our use of clean energy, and helping our watershed adapt to a warmer climate.Find Out More
The Eugene Water & Electric Board will award $50,000 grants to The Eugene Mission and Friends of Trees Eugene Metro later this month after Greenpower program subscribers voted for their top two projects out of 11 submissions.Find Out More
In the McKenzie River Basin, we can actually count on years of stored water supply - thanks to the McKenzie’s unique geology.Find Out More
EWEB is pleased to announce the eligible candidates for 2021 Greenpower project funding of up to $50,000! Funds for the grants come from voluntary Greenpower customer contributions. Two projects will be chosen through majority vote by Greenpower customers. To participate in this year's selection, customers must be registered for the Greenpower program no later than June 22.Find Out More
Three years after receiving a Greenpower Grant to install a solar energy system, Pearl Buck Center has recuperated its cost of installation through energy savings.Find Out More
EWEB Commissioners joined local representatives on a float down the McKenzie River to learn about the many Pure Water Partners watershed restoration activities following the Holiday Farm Fire.Find Out More
EWEB Generation staff on June 13 started diverting less water into the Walterville Power Canal to increase McKenzie River flows in the bypassed reach of the river to improve fish migration and water quality.Find Out More
EWEB is now accepting applications for the 2021 Greenpower Grants, worth up to $50,000 each to fund high-impact projects that increase the use of renewable energy sources, the adoption of emerging technologies, clean energy education and/or reduce or offset our community’s carbon footprint.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.
Some of the programs are new, while others have been revamped. The Green Options programs fall under four umbrellas:
“The electricity that EWEB generates or acquires already has a very low carbon footprint with around 90 percent from carbon-free resources. But many of our customers want to do more, and we want to support their sustainability goals. Green Options will help us do together so much more than we can do on our own,” said Juan Serpa Muñoz, a business line manager at EWEB who helped develop Green Options. “I’m especially excited about our electric mobility options that will give people of all incomes an option to get around without relying on fossil-based fuels.”
At the same time, EWEB is also injecting additional funding into our solar photovoltaic (PV) program, which has historically been funded entirely by customers who voluntarily subscribe to Greenpower. The 2022 funding for the solar program has already been more than 95 percent allocated, so in honor of Earth Day, we have increased the 2022 solar PV budget by $100,000.
“We recognize that many of our customers prioritize environmental stewardship and we are committed to the partnership we have with our community to ensure a sustainable future,” said Anna Wade, a business line manager at EWEB who also helped develop Green Options. “That’s why we are extending customer access to programs that promote renewable energy and address carbon emissions. By design, we’re offering a variety of different program options with various pricing structures to make sure that customers can buy in at a level that meets their environmental goals but also their financial needs.”
The brand-new Green Options programs offer a variety of ways for customers to promote sustainability.
Future decisions about other customer programs and solar funding will be informed by EWEB’s in-progress Integrated Resource Plan (IRP). For the IRP, our analysts are forecasting EWEB’s future energy needs and assessing various energy resource portfolios that could meet those needs. An initial public draft of the IRP is expected at the end of the year and will be available for public input. The IRP will help us determine what types of resources to invest in, including programs for customers that save or shift energy use.
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