Planning for a Future of Reliable, Affordable, Environmentally Responsible Energy
The challenges revealed by Eugene Water & Electric Board’s integrated resource planning process mirror those facing the Northwest.Find Out More
EWEB’s heat driven call to conserve energy yields major savings
EWEB is likely to implement similar, formalized “demand response” programs in the future.Find Out More
Please join your neighbors in reducing energy use today
With excessive temperatures and wildfire conditions affecting power generation across the region, EWEB is encouraging customers to safely conserve power.Find Out More
Stay cool during extreme heat events
With temperatures forecasted to reach over 100 degrees over the next several days, we've prepared some tips and tricks to help you stay cool.Find Out More
Planning for a Reliable, Affordable, Green Energy Future
EWEB General Manager Frank Lawson publishes an op-ed in the Eugene Weekly about EWEB's IRP.Find Out More
Substations – The resilient spine of EWEB’s electric system
The substation redundancy ensures reliable power continues to flow to homes and businesses despite unexpected equipment failures and routine maintenance.Find Out More
EWEB charts energy supply choices for next 2-3 years
After 18 months of study to assess Eugene’s future electricity needs, EWEB has identified next steps to pursue in the next two to three years.Find Out More
June 2021 Heat Dome broke records for temperature – but not energy use, EWEB analysis finds
The extreme temperatures from two years ago show the need for EWEB to choose energy sources based on best fit.Find Out More
Currin Substation - the origin of the name
Hugh Currin was hired as an engineer at EWEB in 1923. Later, he became the chief engineer for the utility.Find Out More
Hydrogen’s decarbonization potential discussed at EWEB Board meeting
The simplest, lightest, most abundant element in the universe – hydrogen – could play a key role in decarbonizing society, EWEB's Board learned at recent meeting.Find Out More
EWEB could need additional low-carbon, on-demand electricity, new analysis shows
Quickly rising electricity demand could require EWEB to acquire zero-carbon firm resources such as biomass or nuclear plants.Find Out More
Electric vehicles benefit customers and the community
The rising cost of gasoline and growing consequences of climate change are driving more and more people to look for alternatives to gas-powered vehicles. And EVs offer benefits that go beyond the gas pump.Find Out More
EWEB preparing for expected surge in electric vehicles
Electric vehicle (EV) sales are poised to skyrocket in the years ahead as technology improves, more models hit the market, prices fall and regulations limit the sale of gas-powered vehicles. And EWEB is preparing for this surge.Find Out More
EWEB programs make electric mobility more accessible
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
Lead Green annual summary
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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Attend a free workshop and save thousands on an electric vehicle
April 16, 2018
For a limited time, we're teaming up with University of Oregon, the City of Eugene and participating auto dealers to bring the benefits of electric vehicles to more households.
Between April 18 and June 15, attend a free EV workshop and you will be eligible for exclusive discounts on several models of electric vehicles. Utility incentives for EWEB customers, dealer discounts and tax credits could save buyers $12,000 or more.
- Wednesday, April 18 from 6-7:30 p.m.
- Monday, April 23 from 6-7:30 p.m.
- Tuesday, May 15 from 6-7:30 p.m
- Monday, May 21 from 6-7:30 p.m.
Electric vehicles have several advantages over combustion engine cars. Cost of ownership is one such advantage. In our area, it will cost most drivers around $400 per year to charge an EV, compared to around $1,600 a year in gasoline costs. And fewer moving parts make electric vehicles ultra-low maintenance.
Many drivers are turning to electric cars for environmental benefits as well. Battery Electric Vehicles (BEVs) are powered entirely by electricity—no gas and no emissions. Thanks to EWEB's low-carbon hydroelectric power, replacing a fossil-fuel burning car with an electric vehicle is a great way to contribute to community fossil fuel reduction goals.
The rEV Up Eugene! Workshop covers everything buyers need to know about EVs, including fuel costs, carbon emissions, battery range, charging options, maintenance, and federal, state and local incentives. After attending a workshop, participants are eligible for rebates from participating auto dealers Kendall Ford, Lithia Nissan and Guaranty Chevrolet.
EWEB is offering EV incentives to customers as well.
Our Clean Ride Rebate of $300 will pay for fuel for a year for most drivers, or help offset the cost of a home charging station. In addition to the everyday Clean Ride Rebate, EWEB customers who attend a rEV Up Eugene! Workshop are eligible for a $250 cash rebate on the purchase (or lease) of any new or used Battery Electric Vehicle.
"EWEB has been an early advocate of addressing climate change, and we see electrifying the transportation sector as an important part of our community's low-carbon future," said EWEB Business Line Manager Juan Serpa Muńoz. "Although the cost of driving an EV can be significantly lower than a gas-powered car, we know that price of entry can be a barrier for some of our customers. We're excited to participate in rEV Up Eugene! because the incentives can help make clean, electric transportation accessible to households in a range of income levels."
Registration is required for workshops. Details and the registration link at https://cpfm.uoregon.edu/rev-eugene.