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
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
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
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
Emergency preparedness is a shared responsibility. We're doing our part by making investments to prepare, replace and maintain our community's electric and water systems. Here are some of the ways we work proactively to keep the lights on and the tap water flowing.
Crews trim around 300 line miles of vegetation annually to minimize falling trees and branches. We employ four full-time, certified arborists to inspect and evaluate vegetation around power lines, and 11 contract crews perform all pruning and trimming work. Learn more and request tree trimming.
We're working with community partners to establish several emergency water distribution sites using groundwater wells and mobile water trailers. Each well site will have a backup generator to provide reliable standby power.
We're replacing water mains, fortifying reservoirs and pump stations, and undertaking major upgrades to the Hayden Bridge water filtration plant. Learn more about our Water Reliability Initiative.
We participate in local and regional mutual aid agreements—voluntary partnerships between electric and water utilities to help each other with resources and restoration efforts following an emergency.
This plan was developed to outline how the cities of Eugene and Springfield prepare for and respond to emergencies. The plan provides a community-wide approach to protect life, safety and health during emergencies and major disasters such as earthquakes, floods, landslides, fires and winter storms. As a provider of essential services, EWEB participated in the development of the plan which was funded by the cities of Eugene and Springfield, and the Federal Emergency Management Agency Pre-disaster Mitigation Grant Program. Read more about the Hazards Mitigation Plan.
We're in the process of upgrading and relicensing Carmen-Smith to operate for at least 40 more years. The project's 110 megawatts of local generation is an important benefit to the community, particularly as we consider the potential of a Cascadia Subduction Zone Earthquake or other regional disasters. Learn more about our largest utility-owned power source.
We're working on building a "resilient spine" in our electric transmission system. The idea is to enable us to move power from local generating resources to critical facilities, such as hospitals and public safety agencies, in an emergency.
We're modernizing our meters, information systems, and internal processes to improve outage detection and response efforts. Customers who elect advanced, technology-enabled features will benefit from automated outage detection, early water leak detection, and other services.
We installed a Shake Alert early warning sensor at Leaburg Dam and a second sensor at Carmen-Smith. The sensor can give people precious seconds to take protective actions before the severe shaking waves from an earthquake arrive.
Here are some ways you can prepare, and stay safe, in the event of an emergency.
We've compiled some checklists and resources to help you prepare for all types of emergencies.
To avoid extra steps during an outage, and to be placed on a restoration plan, please update your account with your current cell phone number by calling customer service at 541-685-7000, or by emailing EWEB.Answers@eweb.org. Learn more about reporting power outages.
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Eugene, OR 97402
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