Crews Continue Maintenance Work

EUGENE, Ore. — Public Works and road crews aren’t the only ones with storm preps on their mind, area utility companies were also getting into rainy weather mode. Staff at Lane Electric says they’re keeping an eye on the weather patterns in case anything changes dramatically, but at this point they’ve got their normal response … Continue reading »

EWEB & Lane Electric Talk Area Transfer

EUGENE, Ore. – The Eugene Water and Electric Board and Lane Electric discussed transferring service of McKenzie River Valley’s territory at Tuesday night’s meeting. Currently, power to the McKenzie River Valley is under EWEB’s control. The territory includes almost 3,000 people stretching from outside Springfield city limits to Vida. More than 95 percent of EWEB’s … Continue reading »

The Cost of Heating Your Home

EUGENE, Ore. — This cold weather stretch is also costing us money. The Emerald People’s Utility District says for a 1,600 square foot home with a heat pump, it will cost you 63 cents an hour to maintain your home at 65 degrees when it’s 28 degrees outside. When it’s 34 degrees outside, that drops … Continue reading »

Heating Your Home Efficiently

EUGENE, Ore. — When there’s a chill in the air, like there has been the past few days, it’s always nice to come home to a warm house and turn on the TV and Christmas tree. But all that doesn’t have to send your power usage through the roof. There are a few tips to … Continue reading »