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Electric mobility seems to be everywhere these days, but does availability equal accessibility? Here at EWEB we’ve determined that the answer is ‘no’ and are working to bridge that gap through EV car shares, community grants and electric bike rebates.Find Out More
In Eugene, we take pride in knowing we have one of the cleanest power portfolios in the nation. Roughly 90% of Eugene's power comes from carbon-free hydroelectric energy. And EWEB has a long history offering robust conversation programs. But we wanted to do more, so we launched Lead Green, a suite of programs for climate innovators looking to support renewable energy and take action on climate change. In the year since Lead Green was launched, we've accomplished a lot we can be proud of.Find Out More
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Our skilled journeymen are experts in their field, with thousands of training hours and real-world experiences.Find Out More
A wrap up of the May 2nd EWEB Board of Commissioners MeetingFind Out More
Seventh graders in the Bethel School District put their handmade wind turbines to the test in a wind power challenge supported by EWEB grants last week.Find Out More
The application period is now open for the Electric Mobility Community Grants. Mobility Grants of up to $25,000 will be awared to five nonprofits, schools and academic intitutions, government and other public agencies to cover costs associated with their electric mobility projects.Find Out More
EWEB's Greenpower subscribers voted to award this year's Greenpower Grant to Friends of Trees, a local nonprofit that brings trees to areas of Eugene and Springfield with low tree equity.Find Out More
Today and every day, we celebrate and honor the hard work, innovation and dedication of electrical line workers.Find Out More
The EWEB Board of Commissioners discussed prefunding Leaburg, the 2022 State of the Watershed report, and the General Manager's performance evaluation at their April 4th, 2023 meeting.Find Out More
It’s spring-- the time of year when birds are nesting in our trees. EWEB crews take special care to avoid disrupting birds when they’re trimming trees. But tree trimming is a necessary part of delivering safe and reliable power. We went out with a crew to find out how it's done.Find Out More
EWEB is excited to announce the eligible candidates for the 2023 Greenpower Grant! The winner of the Greenpower Grant will be voted on by Greenpower subscribers. Learn more about each origanization and their proposal before casting your vote.Find Out More
As a utility, EWEB is known for providing water and electricity to Eugene residents. But EWEB also operates the largest publicly owned open-access fiber network in Oregon. The infrastructure of underground fiber that connects high-speed internet in downtown Eugene needs to be maintained. Gretchen Lowen is the engineering technician who oversees changes or additions to EWEB’s fiber system.Find Out More
EWEB is already in compliance with a new proposed federal rule that would require municipalities to test for PFAs, or forever chemicals, in drinking water. The good news for EWEB customers is that in over ten years of testing we have not found PFAs in our water.Find Out More
To maintain the reliability customers have come to know and trust, EWEB must address an aging infrastructure bubble.Find Out More
July 25, 2018
EWEB is a proud supporter of STEM opportunities in our community. This summer we helped send a local student to Chelan County, Washington for a week-long hydropower and STEM career academy. Ethan sent us a recap of his experience and it sounds like it was an amazing week.
After an orientation at the Rocky Reach Dam, we built our own hydropower mini models to familiarize ourselves with how the generators worked. We gathered into groups of two, and two groups of three because there weren't enough materials for everyone. I enjoyed assembly, although it was difficult. We tested and improved our models, then had a competition to see whose could generate the most power.
After lunch, we split into two groups and toured the generation area, unique fish bypass system, and the structure of the dam. It was very interesting and one of my favorite parts of the week.
We toured another older dam, The Lake Chelan Dam, and learned about the building, design, operation, and upkeep of both the dam and the fish habitat around it.
We returned to Rocky Reach Dam, the one the camp was based at, to design and build our own solar cars individually and race them. I experimented a lot with my car, to the point where it wouldn't run, and I couldn't race. However, I had a lot of fun anyway.
We all drove down to a newly re-made area at Crescent Bar to learn about a GIS mapping system, then we tried it out in groups by recording information about the trees.
After lunch, we drove to the Microsoft data center. It was amazing. I absolutely loved the tour of the server room, and I was even able to replace parts of a server myself. The security was intense, and for the second part of the tour, we saw the cooling and backup systems that are also integral to a data center. I enjoyed the look into this aspect of technology and meeting professionals that are a part of it.
Thursday started off with a tour and demonstration of the Rocky Reach Dam fish sampling and research center. It was very informative of another aspect of running a dam, fish care and monitoring to ensure minimal environmental impact.
After this, we met and talked with mechanical and electrical engineers to learn about different engineering jobs and associated career paths.
We then talked with a representative of Avista Line School to learn about the job of a lineman. We had lunch then traveled to another branch of the Public Utility District, fiber optics. We were taught about the physical infrastructure behind it, and the technological and online side of it. We also got to use and learn about the tools they use, and everyone also got to splice two pieces of fiber together.
Friday started off with assembling our own drones, then flying them around our area. It was a lot of fun. Afterward, we met up with some professionals varying from fabricators to divers to engineers to supervisors to learn more about a possible career that we were interested in.
The week ended with a graduation ceremony where we reflected on the week and got a certificate and a hard hat.
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