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
Women in STEM: EWEB Engineer Laura Ohman's second degree brings a lifetime of benefits
EWEB Engineer Laura Ohman shares how getting her second degree was one of the most difficult and rewarding things she's ever accomplished.Find Out More
Bethel neighbors boost emergency preparedness during Emergency Water Station event
Staff gave out about 300 emergency water containers to enthusiastic community members eager to learn more about the water station.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
Women in STEM: Meet our servant leader and maker of tough decisions
Karen Kelley, Chief Operations Officer at EWEB, describes herself as a "servant leader," offering support and mentoring to four division managers at EWEB.Find Out More
EWEB establishes multipronged resiliency policy
Disaster recovery and prevention are being embedded in all operations and processes.Find Out More
Women in STEM: Meet the water quality specialist who ensures the safety of Eugene's drinking water
Brenda Casarez began working at EWEB in 2009, collecting samples from all over the water system testing for different contaminants.Find Out More
EWEB will close College Hill Reservoir site for Fourth of July
EWEB will continue the annual closure of its College Hill Reservoir over the Fourth of July holiday. For the past several years, EWEB has restricted access to the reservoir surface around the Fourth of July to ensure people do not set off fireworks which can damage the roof and potentially impact drinking water quality.Find Out More
EWEB and City finalize sale of former riverfront headquarters
The two buildings on 4.4 acres will transformed into Eugene's new City Hall. EWEB and the City signed closing documents and officially handed over the site keys on Tuesday.Find Out More
EWEB begins major water pipeline upgrades
This summer, EWEB is launching several construction water pipeline projects to enhance the reliability and earthquake resiliency of drinking water service for Eugene residents.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
EWEB Safety Tip: Celebrate responsibly with balloons
If your graduation celebration involves balloons, make sure they are secured with a weight. Otherwise, they can float away and come into contact with overhead power lines.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
EWEB Education Programs Invest in Eugene’s Future
Learn some of the many ways EWEB customers support local schools and help inspire kids to explore the wonders of watershed health and clean energy resources.Find Out More
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EWEB Commissioners Present Awards for Poster Contest
October 18, 2019
For the fifth year running, EWEB held a poster contest for area fifth graders in honor of Public Power Week. EWEB Commissioners this week stopped by classrooms around Eugene to present winning artists with awards.
The theme of the 2019 contest was, "Brought to you by electricity..." asking students to consider how they use electricity in their daily lives. Nearly 300 students from area schools submitted entries that varied from focusing on technology that many people now take for granted to considering what life would be like without readily available electricity.
EWEB staff selected six winning posters (there was a tie for third place). Commissioners stopped by the students' classrooms to deliver an award and briefly talk about the role electricity plays in the community.
"It is very rewarding to see the students light up when presented with the award and watching them explain to their classmates what they did for their poster. It's just a great interaction," says EWEB Commissioner John Brown.
Who owns your utility?
There are three types of electric utilities: public power, rural electric cooperatives and investor-owned utilities.
EWEB is a public utility, meaning we are community-owned and do not operate to earn a profit or to serve the investment needs of stockholders. Instead, EWEB is chartered by the City of Eugene to serve the interests of its citizens. We are owned by the people of Eugene and it's our job to provide reliable, affordable water and electricity for our customers.
During Public Power Week, local students learn about and celebrate the advantages that locally-owned and operated electric utilities provide.
2019 Public Power Week Poster Contest Winners
First Place, Morgan from O'Hara Catholic School
Second Place, Lillian from Awbrey Park Elementary
Third Place (tie), Alice from O'Hara Catholic School
Third Place (tie), John from O'Hara Catholic School
Fourth Place, Josie from Gilham Elementary
Fifth Place, Paige from El Camino del Rio Elementary
As a public utility, EWEB has a role to play in shaping the future by engaging with the next generation on the value of public power and the critical role it plays in the vitality of the community.
Learn more about how EWEB supports local education programs.