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June 06 2024

June 06, 2024 Hanna Ashcraft, EWEB Communications

EWEB Hosts Dinner to Appreciate Customers of the McKenzie River Valley

EWEB hosted a customer appreciation dinner at the Walterville Community Center on Thursday, May 23, in place of its yearly upriver Board meeting. The event allowed customers, EWEB Commissioners, and staff to share a meal and openly discuss topics most relevant to the McKenzie Valley community.

May 30 2024

May 30, 2024 By Robyn Smith, EWEB Communications

EWEB invests in satellite-based forestry analytics for vegetation management

EWEB maintains over 1,300 miles of overhead transmission and distribution lines. To aid crews in identifying hazardous vegetation growth in a sometimes heavily forested service territory, EWEB is utilizing a new satellite-based forestry analytics software called Overstory.

April 18 2024

April 18, 2024 Robyn Smith, EWEB Communications

Upgrades to Eugene's downtown electric network continue

You may have noticed construction this week on the corner of 7th and Pearl Street. That’s because crews replaced a corroded, aging vault with an innovative, new Voltek vault. The Voltek design allows for the new infrastructure to be built inside of the existing aging vault. We’re able to install the new vault while the cables are still energized, minimizing disruption to customers and traffic while cutting construction time in half.

April 16 2024

April 16, 2024 Robyn Smith, EWEB Communications

The Big Freeze 2024: After Action Report

Winter 2024 was one for the records books, and we'll look back on it for years to come and say, "That was a doozy!"  The back-to-back January Ice Storms caused widespread damage to EWEB’s service territory, affecting approximately 38,000 customers. Preliminary repair costs were over $8 million, and additional repairs to transmission lines are still required. 

April 07 2024

April 07, 2024 Jen Connors, EWEB Communications

New tanks come online as EWEB modernizes water system

New drinking water storage tanks are one of several investments to ensure that EWEB can meet critical community needs in the event of an earthquake.