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
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
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
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
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
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
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
EWEB establishes multipronged resiliency policy
Disaster recovery and prevention are being embedded in all operations and processes.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
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EWEB offering $50,000 community Greenpower renewable energy grant
March 03, 2023 • Ashley Cissna, EWEB Communications
We are excited to announce that the application period for the 2023 Greenpower Grant is now open! The grant, worth up to $50,000,will fund a high-impact project that increases the use of renewable energy sources, the adoption of emerging technologies, clean energy education and/or reduce or offset our community’s carbon footprint.
Grant funding comes from voluntary Greenpower customer subscriptions. Since 2008, thousands of EWEB customers have chosen to support clean, renewable energy by enrolling in EWEB's Greenpower Program. Subscriptions are available in blocks of 100 kWh for $1.50 or 1,000 kWh for $10. Customers may also choose to match 100 percent of their energy use to Greenpower by paying an extra penny per kilowatt-hour of consumption.
In addition to buying renewable energy and funding the Greenpower Grant, Greenpower subscriptions fund EWEB’s solar electric program and K-12 education and events relating to renewable energy and carbon emissions.
The grant is open to tax-exempt 501(c)(3) nonprofit organizations, schools and academic institutions or government and other public agencies. Eligible projects could include solar installations, battery storage systems, research or studies centering on renewable energy, educational curriculum or workshop development, or carbon emission offsets.
The grant application deadline is 5 p.m. on March 31, 2023. The winner will be announced April 22, 2023.
Funding criteria and grant applications are available at eweb.org/greenpowergrant.
In 2021, Greenpower customers awarded two grants, one to Friends of Trees and the other to Eugene Mission. Friends of Trees used their grant to fund a large-scale tree planting effort with a focus on urban areas and communities historically excluded from the benefits of green space. The project also included educating volunteers in tree stewardship to promote more sustainable neighborhoods. The Eugene Mission installed a solar energy system for a new Learning Center on its campus to assist unhoused families and community members.
Since 2010, Greenpower has awarded nearly $1.3 million.
Current Greenpower customers will vote to determine which local project will be awarded up to $50,000. If you are not currently a Greenpower subscriber, but wish to join so you can help determine the winner of this year's Greenpower Grant recipient, you can do so here.