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A wrap up of the May 2nd EWEB Board of Commissioners MeetingFind Out More
Follow along as the Currin Substation, the first of 10 substations in 10 years, is rebuilt from the ground up as part of EWEB's Capital Improvement Plan for major infrastructure investments to rehabilitate, replace, and install new infrastructure.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
Crews are identifying and addressing equipment failures before wildfire season and doing so mitigates risk of fire ignition.Find Out More
The EWEB Board of Commissioners meet on the first Tuesday of the month.Find Out More
EWEB General Manager Frank Lawson delivered his annual State of the Utility Address at the March 7 public Board of Commissioners meeting.Find Out More
Collaborating with the City of Eugene, a Climate Guidebook, and priorities for upriver EWEB customers were the main topics at the Feb. 7 Board of Commissioners meeting. The five-member Board serves without pay and is elected by EWEB customers. Their job is to establish policies and values and set EWEB’s long-term direction. Board meetings are open to the public and include opportunities for public comment.Find Out More
In January, our elected Board of Commissioners approved an agreement for EWEB to make an unprecedented bulk purchase of substation transformers.Find Out More
The Eugene City Council approved the purchase of EWEB's former riverfront headquarters property at a meeting on Jan. 30. The terms of the deal state that the City of Eugene will purchase the 4.4-acre property, which includes two buildings and parking lots, for $12 million.Find Out More
After evaluating several proposals and opportunities, EWEB is focusing its negotiations to sell the former riverfront headquarters property to the City of Eugene. The exact terms and details of the deal will be negotiated during the next few weeks.Find Out More
The EWEB Board of Commissioners started off their first meeting of 2023 by choosing a new board president and vice president.Find Out More
Commissioners unanimously voted to approve a Record of Decision endorsing the General Manager's Recommendation to decommission the Leaburg Hydroelectric Project and approved Resolution 2302 directing the GM to develop a Leaburg Hydroelectric Project Decommissioning Action PlanFind Out More
For their final meeting of 2022, on Dec. 6, the EWEB Board of Commissioners grappled with some major decisions and looked ahead to a new year.Find Out More
Commissioners supportive of General Manager's recommendation to remove Leaburg DamFind Out More
At the Nov. 1st board meeting, EWEB Commissioners got an update on the budget and rates for next year and the EWEB quarterly report.Find Out More
December 05, 2018
Eugene Water & Electric Board commissioners on Dec. 4 unanimously approved a $306.2 million 2019 budget that includes no residential electric or water price increases.
2019 will mark the fourth time in the past five years with no residential electric price increase, and the third year in a row with no jump in residential water prices. In 2018, commissioners reduced residential water prices by 4.5 percent.
Holding prices steady is part of our ongoing Affordability Initiative to become more efficient, lower operating costs and reduce and restructure debt while still investing in capital projects that help improve reliability and emergency preparedness.
The "utility burden" is a good benchmark for measuring our progress on affordability. In 2017, for example, the monthly water and electric bill for the average residential customer was about 4.1 percent of the Eugene median household income.
Through various cost-containment and efficiency strategies, that burden has been reduced to 3.8 percent. We will continue to look for ways to further ease the utility burden.
The budget also includes the elimination of the second, higher-cost residential electric consumption tier and replacing it with a single flat price - 6.5 cents per kilowatt hour. The second tier price, assessed once customers used more than 800 kilowatt hours in a month, was 7.5 cents.
The single flat rate will help lower bills during the winter heating season when about 60 percent of our customers previously moved into the higher-priced consumption tier. The single rate goes into effect Jan. 1.
The 2019 budget includes funds to repair and modernize critical infrastructure, and invest in emergency preparedness and response, including emergency water stations across the community. EWEB continues to be a strong community partner as evidenced by our Customer Care Program that provides assistance for limited income customers of approximately $1.5 million. Additionally, EWEB provides approximately $500,000 annually in grants to local schools and $250,000 for green power and solar programs.
In 2019, we will continue to invest in programs to help customers reduce electricity and fossil fuel consumption. Next year's budget includes more than $3 million in conservation measures and incentives, including $500,000 in Efficient Electrification to help customers convert to low-carbon, electric fuel.
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