Rate Setting Process is Customer Driven and Community Focused
EWEB’s Board of Commissioners is considering rate changes to help maintain reliable utility services and fund critical investments in Eugene’s water and electric infrastructure.Find Out More
National Preparedness Month: Older adults take control in 1, 2, 3
We know older adults can face greater risks when it comes to the extreme weather events and emergencies we face, especially if they are living alone, are low-income, have a disability, depend on electricity for medical needs, or live in rural areas.Find Out More
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
How does EWEB recover the costs of serving customers
Here’s an overview of the three primary ways EWEB recovers the costs of serving customers and generates the funds needed to keep the power on and the water flowing.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
Women in STEM: Meet the woman responsible for managing our wholesale energy agreements to ensure we meet our customers energy needs
Megan Capper, the Energy Resource Manager at EWEB, began her career working in economics at BPA before joining the power planning department EWEB, ensuring we can meet the energy needs of our our customers today, tomorrow and 20 years from now.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
Trends that are impacting your utility rates
Needed infrastructure investments and rising costs of operations will require increases in the price of water and electric services.Find Out More
Wildfire season is here – tips and safety precautions
Temperatures are heating up with weather forecasts anticipating temperatures up to 99 degrees in Eugene and the surrounding areas on the 4th of July.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
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Electric vehicles benefit customers and the community
June 05, 2023 • Ashley Cissna, EWEB Communications
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.
No tailpipe emissions
The City of Eugene’s CAP 2.0 report found that most of Eugene’s greenhouse gas emissions come from the transportation sector. Here in Eugene, where around 90% of our power comes from carbon-free resources, replacing your fossil fuel burning car with a clean, efficient electric vehicle can make a significant dent your personal carbon footprint.
Cheaper to operate
In our area it will cost you about $350 a year to charge an electric vehicle, compared to around $2,000 a year to fuel a gas-powered car. And fewer moving parts make electric vehicles ultra-low maintenance. Tax rebates can help bring the cost of ownership down even more.
Easy to charge
If you’ve ever been running late in the morning and realize you forgot to fill up on gas the day before, you’ll appreciate the convenience of plugging in your vehicle in your garage or driveway. Electric cars can be conveniently charged overnight using standard outlets. Installing a charging station at home will charge the vehicle faster, and EWEB’s $500 Smart Charge Rebate can help offset the installation cost.
Charging infrastructure throughout the state and country is growing rapidly, so it is easy to find charging stations when you are on the go. Mobile apps can help you find available charging stations in your area and beyond.
Fun to drive!
Regenerative braking, high-torque electric motors and other technology innovations are making EVs the driver's choice for a fun, high-performance ride. And today's electric cars can get 100 to 300 miles per full charge, so there is nowhere these fun vehicles can’t go.
Beyond the benefits to electric vehicle owners, health benefits from improved air quality, and lower greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions mean that EVs can offer other benefits to the whole community.
In 2020-2021, EWEB initiated a study to help quantify the benefits and impacts of widespread electrification in our community, including electrification of passenger vehicles. The study found that EVs provide benefits to vehicle owners, other electric ratepayers and society as a whole:
- All EVs, regardless of vehicle type, are expected to become cheaper than gas-powered cars before 2030.
- Because of EWEB's nearly carbon-free power, upgrading vehicles from gas to electric power can reduce air pollution and create a better, cleaner environment.
- By 2040, EV adoption could cut Eugene's total carbon emissions by almost 40%.
Whether you already have an electric vehicle, or you're considering electric mobility options, we can help with incentives, information and expertise. Learn more at eweb.org/EV.