Posted: September 6, 2022 at 7:30 a.m. Public Power Week Next month is Public Power Week, an annual celebration of the benefits of customer-owned utilities. If you’re anything like I used to be, you may not even realize just how special this public power concept is. Posted: July 1, 2022 at 11:52 a.m. Wildfire Mitigation The heavy spring rain has produced unusually large amounts of vegetation out there, as the weeds in your garden may be reminding you. During the summer months, this growth will dry out and increase the risk of wildfire danger. Posted: June 3, 2022 at 2:12 p.m. Community Meetings Hello EPUD Customer Owners! I'd like to invite all of you to join us at one of our upcoming community meetings this month. We've scheduled six meetings across the District to share information with customers and hear directly from you about our services. Posted: April 15, 2022 at 2:28 p.m. Supply Chain Challenges Hello again to our wonderful customer-owners. I wanted to take a few minutes to describe a topic that’s been taking up a majority of my time the past few months. I’m sure you’ve seen the news headlines about the current global supply chain issues and their impact on product availability and prices. Here at the utility, we’re not immune to these challenges... Posted: March 3, 2022 at 11:03 a.m. Short Mountain Explained Any visitor to Lane County driving up I-5 north will notice the landfill out your right window. But did you know this site is also an important part of Emerald’s power supply? Posted: February 3, 2022 at 4:09 p.m. Our Power is Water Happy February to all of our great customer-owners. To start the month off, I thought I’d say a few words about Emerald’s #1 resource for power generation: water. Posted: January 16, 2022 at 9:57 p.m. Board Meeting Access As a consumer-owned utility and public agency, we strive to make EPUD open and accessible to customers. This has become more difficult in the midst of a global pandemic that’s required us to close our building to the public. Posted: January 3, 2022 at 8:14 p.m. December Snow Well, it must be the winter season because no sooner did I write up the summary below than we saw another storm event pass through. This time, a sustained wind hit the area Sunday night and into Monday, again resulting in downed tree limbs in our more heavily wooded areas. Posted: January 1, 2022 at 7:46 p.m. Introduction I hope this message finds you well in the New Year! For those of you I don’t already know, my name is Kyle Roadman and I officially began serving as Emerald’s General Manager on January 1, 2022. While this particular role is new, I’ve actually been with the utility for nearly a dozen years.