Where Your Power Comes From


We are committed to providing our customers with reliable, cost-effective sources of electricity that have minimal impact on the environment. 

About 90% of the power investments made by the community are in renewable resources.  Most of this electricity comes from the federal Bonneville Power Administration and from EWEB-owned hydroelectric projects. 

Leaburg power house on a sunny day.
Power sources

Twenty-one percent of our power comes from owned or co-owned projects.

Biomass / Natural Gas

  • International Paper
  • Wauna

Hydro

Wind

  • Foote Creek 1
  • Harvest Wind

Seventy-nine percent of our power comes from long term purchases.

Biomass 

  • Seneca

Hydro

  • Priest Rapids Project

Hydro/Nuclear/Other

  • BPA Power Sales Agreement

Solar

  • Consumer Owned

Wind

  • Klondike III
  • Stateline

Check out an infographic of where your power comes from.

Read EWEB's most recent Oregon Renewable Portfolio Standard Compliance Report.

EWEB Supports Carbon Pricing

We support local, state, national and international GHG emission reduction policies, such as the cap and trade approach that are direct, economy-wide, market-based and technology neutral.

In 2017, the Public Generating Pool (PGP), a group of 10 Oregon and Washington consumer-owned electric utilities, along with Benton PUD and Energy Northwest, co-sponsored a study that investigated an approach to simultaneously achieve environmental and economic goals in the electric sector. The analysis supports the conclusion that a state carbon cap and trade program (or tax) is the policy that can reduce GHG emissions in the electric sector by Oregon's statutory GHG target—a reduction of 80 percent from 1990 levels by 2050—at the least cost to Oregonians and Oregon businesses. 

View the carbon study results

2018 Legislative Agenda 

EWEB participates in the legislative process on behalf of our customers. Prior to the start of each legislative session, the Board of Commissioners adopts general policy directives for advocacy at the Capitol. The Board on Dec. 5, 2017 adopted a resolution supporting legislation for the 2018 Oregon Legislative Session which generally: 

  1. Preserves and enhances local control;
  2. Complements or improves programs that are cost-effective to our customers; and
  3. Preserves, conserves, and restores our natural environment in an equitable and cost-effective manner. 

View RESOLUTION NO. 1736 EUGENE WATER & ELECTRIC BOARD 2018 LEGISLATIVE SESSION