February 05 2024

February 05, 2024 Robyn Smith, EWEB Communications

Nine days without power: My ice storm story as an EWEB customer and employee

While beautiful and peaceful, buying a home on the edge of the forest and surrounded by trees has its tradeoffs. Moving “upriver,” I knew there would be more threats to prepare for, including Mother Nature’s seasonal surprises.

January 22 2024

January 22, 2024 Aaron Orlowski, EWEB Communications

EWEB achieves power restoration milestone over the weekend

Crews have so far restored power for 92% of customers who originally lost power at the height of the ice storm.

January 19 2024

January 19, 2024 Aaron Orlowski, EWEB Communications

Reenergized McKenzie River Valley transmission lines allow EWEB crews to restore power upriver

On Friday, a majority of EWEB crews tackled power restoration efforts upriver, after federally managed transmission lines were reenergized Thursday.

January 18 2024

January 18, 2024 Aaron Orlowski, EWEB Communications

EWEB estimates one week to complete power system restoration

On Wednesday, EWEB crews restored power for about 10,000 customers by repairing large equipment first.

January 17 2024

January 17, 2024 Aaron Orlowski, EWEB Communications

Second round of ice and ensuing thaw prompt mass power outages

On Wednesday, all EWEB crews, who have been working nonstop since Saturday, traversed EWEB’s service territory assessing the damage and restoring transmission lines and main power feeders.