October 18 2019

October 18, 2019

EWEB Conducts Emergency Outage Drill

The weather on Thursday may have been a mixture of sun and rain showers, but inside the EWEB emergency command center, a mock snow and ice storm had caused widespread damage, leaving more than 7,000 customers without service.

October 18 2019

October 18, 2019

EWEB Commissioners Present Awards for Poster Contest

For the fifth year running, EWEB held a poster contest for area fifth graders in honor of Public Power Week. EWEB Commissioners stopped by classrooms around Eugene to present winning artists with awards.

August 28 2019

August 28, 2019

EWEB Hosts Renewable Hydrogen Roundtable

EWEB is interested in renewable hydrogen because of its potential to help decarbonize energy sectors and provide resiliency in the event of a large-scale disaster in the Northwest.

May 21 2019

May 21, 2019

Federal Regulators Grant New License for Carmen-Smith Hydro Project

The Eugene Water & Electric Board has received a new 40-year operating license for our largest utility-owned generation facility – the Carmen-Smith Hydroelectric Project on the upper McKenzie River. The new license, issued by the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, will allow us to operate the carbon-free, renewable hydroelectric facility through at least May 2059. The project generates enough electricity to power nearly 16,000 homes.

March 02 2019

March 02, 2019

Restoration Plan for March 2, 2019

As of 8 a.m. Saturday morning, there are just under 2,000 customers who remain without power. This includes a little over 200 in the Eugene area, and about 1,700 in the Mckenzie River Valley. Most of the remaining Eugene-area outages are single homes, which can be extremely labor intensive, particulalry those with accessibility issues, such as backyard service lines with no access for bucket trucks. We will continue to work until every customer is restored.