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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
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
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
By upgrading substations – key nodes in the electric grid – EWEB is investing today in a resilient electric grid for the future.Find Out More
Seventh graders in the Bethel School District put their handmade wind turbines to the test in a wind power challenge supported by EWEB grants last week.Find Out More
The application period is now open for the Electric Mobility Community Grants. Mobility Grants of up to $25,000 will be awared to five nonprofits, schools and academic intitutions, government and other public agencies to cover costs associated with their electric mobility projects.Find Out More
EWEB's Greenpower subscribers voted to award this year's Greenpower Grant to Friends of Trees, a local nonprofit that brings trees to areas of Eugene and Springfield with low tree equity.Find 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
EWEB is excited to announce the eligible candidates for the 2023 Greenpower Grant! The winner of the Greenpower Grant will be voted on by Greenpower subscribers. Learn more about each origanization and their proposal before casting your vote.Find Out More
Carbon is everywhere. But do we really understand what it is and what is being referred to when people mention it? We are taking it back to the basics in this article that breaks down carbon and explains what it is at it's most basic element and why we need to pay attention to it.Find Out More
EWEB customers use more than twice as much water in the hot, dry summer months, compared to the cold, rainy winter months. The higher summer water use can almost assuredly be attributed to customers watering their lawns and gardens.Find Out More
The EWEB Board of Commissioners meet on the first Tuesday of the month.Find Out More
To maintain the reliability customers have come to know and trust, EWEB must address an aging infrastructure bubble.Find Out More
Greenpower Grants, a program funded by voluntary Greenpower customer subscriptions is currently accepting applications. The grant will fund a high-impact project that increase the use of renewable energy sources, the adoption of emerging technologies, clean energy education and reduce or offset our community's carbon footprint.Find Out More
Eugene is one of the largest cities on the west coast with only a single source of drinking water, the McKenzie River. And though the McKenzie is a pure, reliable water source, EWEB will secure a second source ensure resiliency in the future, planning to build a water treatment plant on the Willamette River, upstream of Eugene and Springfield.Find Out More
April 22, 2022
EWEB is offering an updated suite of environmental programs designed for customers who want to save money, water and energy while taking their commitment to sustainability to the next level.
Some of the programs are new, while others have been revamped. The Green Options programs fall under four umbrellas:
“The electricity that EWEB generates or acquires already has a very low carbon footprint with around 90 percent from carbon-free resources. But many of our customers want to do more, and we want to support their sustainability goals. Green Options will help us do together so much more than we can do on our own,” said Juan Serpa Muñoz, a business line manager at EWEB who helped develop Green Options. “I’m especially excited about our electric mobility options that will give people of all incomes an option to get around without relying on fossil-based fuels.”
At the same time, EWEB is also injecting additional funding into our solar photovoltaic (PV) program, which has historically been funded entirely by customers who voluntarily subscribe to Greenpower. The 2022 funding for the solar program has already been more than 95 percent allocated, so in honor of Earth Day, we have increased the 2022 solar PV budget by $100,000.
“We recognize that many of our customers prioritize environmental stewardship and we are committed to the partnership we have with our community to ensure a sustainable future,” said Anna Wade, a business line manager at EWEB who also helped develop Green Options. “That’s why we are extending customer access to programs that promote renewable energy and address carbon emissions. By design, we’re offering a variety of different program options with various pricing structures to make sure that customers can buy in at a level that meets their environmental goals but also their financial needs.”
The brand-new Green Options programs offer a variety of ways for customers to promote sustainability.
Future decisions about other customer programs and solar funding will be informed by EWEB’s in-progress Integrated Resource Plan (IRP). For the IRP, our analysts are forecasting EWEB’s future energy needs and assessing various energy resource portfolios that could meet those needs. An initial public draft of the IRP is expected at the end of the year and will be available for public input. The IRP will help us determine what types of resources to invest in, including programs for customers that save or shift energy use.
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