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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My EV Story: Anthony's Used Nissan LEAF
February 07, 2020
What factors influenced you to drive electric?
During the 2019 snowstorm, a fallen tree branch totaled our family's 2004 yellow Toyota Matrix. Our family of four loved our little car. However, we also used it mostly for around-town travel. The more we looked into a replacement, the more we realized it made more financial, logistical, and environmental sense to go electric.
Why did you choose your specific EV?
We prefer buying reliable used cars, and budget was a big factor for us. As we researched EVs, it stood out to us that a 2013 or newer Nissan LEAF would be a great fit for us. We kept our eye on the market for weeks. We'd learned that it was preferable to find an EV that had been in a temperate climate, as hot or cold climates could be detrimental to battery life. We felt really lucky when a 2016 LEAF came up for sale. It had been in the local area, and it only had 15,000 miles on it!
What do you love most about your EV?
We love the responsive handling, how just easy it is to use, and how much less we spend to have this car! It's so easy to charge the LEAF! Not having to make time for oil changes, gassing up, etc., helps our lives feel simpler and less stressful. We definitely wondered how having an EV would impact our electric bill, but the impact has been minimal. What little extra we pay for electricity is still WAY less than we would be spending on gas.
What advice would you give to friends and family who are looking to purchase EVs?
Take a couple of weeks and really look at and think about how you drive. How much is your car in the shop? How often are you gassing up? How many of your trips are just a few miles at a time? More and more EVs are coming on to the market, and each one can fit a different driver's needs.