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
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
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
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
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
We are working to ensure our systems are ready to perform through extreme heat. Check out tips and resources to help you stay safe and comfortable while conserving energy.Find Out More
At this rodeo, power poles take the place of bulls and electric workers stand in for cowboys.Find Out More
Eugene Water & Electric Board Commissioners are looking to the future in an uncertain time.Find Out More
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
The new mixed-use building on the corner of 32nd and Hilyard St., known as Amazon Corner, will have lower operating costs and a lower carbon footprint due to efficient ductless heat pumps and the use of LED lighting throughout the residential spaces.
During the pre-design phase, local developer Jon Lauch approached Travis Reeder of EWEB, now a Customer Relationship Manager, with a desire to make the building more efficient, while retaining comfort for tenants and residents. A few technologies for heating were discussed for the tenant spaces. With Travis' advice and assistance from EWEB's custom new-construction HVAC incentive program, Jon ultimately landed on a cost effective ductless heat pump system allowing year-round comfort and a low carbon footprint.
"I estimate the efficient ductless heat pump system will save nearly 200,000 kWh/year compared to a less efficient electric furnace," says Travis. "And because the system is all-electric, EWEB's clean power results in a lower carbon footprint than if natural gas had been incorporated as a heating source."
In addition, the building uses energy efficient, long lasting, and low maintenance LED lighting.
"The assistance from EWEB helped to make possible a higher level of quality for lighting and HVAC systems, while reducing operating costs for the Amazon Corner project. Working through the process with Travis Reeder's input and guidance was smooth and painless. We greatly appreciate EWEB's input, guidance and rebate programs," says Jon.
"This project has been a great partnership between the customer, developer, and EWEB," continues Travis. "We are always on the lookout for exciting new technologies and partnerships to assist in pushing the envelope of responsible energy use. We are happy to share what we have learned from decades of collaborating with our customers and developers, while staying up to date on emerging energy saving technologies."
In the near term, EWEB hopes to help drive Eugene's first high efficiency, all-electric, low greenhouse gas emitting mid-rise housing project. With the advent of economical heat pump water heaters, several options in heat pumps, and induction cook-tops; sustainable and comfortable housing is now a great option, even for serious cooks.
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