Benton REA 1-800-221-6987

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Your Member-Owned Cooperative

Serving Members in Benton, Yakima and Lewis Counties with

Electricity, Internet and IT services


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System Status: Website Maintenence

This website will be down for maintenance on Friday, October 19 starting at 11 p.m. The website and online bill pay will not be available for about one hour while maintenance is being performed.  

Benton REA is not experiencing any reported widespread outages. If your home or neighborhood is out of power, please report it by calling 800-221-6987 or click the "Report an Outage" button below. To view all current outages that are affecting more than 10 members, click the "View Outage Map" button. 

Featured Programs and Services

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Benton REA

We Need Your Help to Stop the Spill

Water that could have produced electricity was spilled over eight Snake and Columbia River dams this year. Benton REA got a bill for $110,406 of the spill cost. Congressman Dan Newhouse and Congresswoman Cathy McMorris Rogers support legislation to stop any future spill. Benton REA needs your help. Please ask your senators to keep electricity affordable and reliable.


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Internet starting at $49.95/month

PowerNET offers a reliable, high-speed internet service targeted to the rural areas that otherwise do not have affordable internet access. 

We believe in providing a service that performs as advertised. Our advertised prices include no additional fees, and we build our network to provide the speeds advertised even during peak times.

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Benton REA

Youth Tour Applications Due Nov. 30

Apply to win an all-expense-paid, week-long trip to Washington, D.C.! On the Youth Tour you will walk on the same streets of our nation’s greatest leaders, discover national memorials, world-class museums and meet your state legislators in their D.C. offices.

Children of Benton REA members who are currently a sophomore or junior are eligible to apply. Click here to download an application. 

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Benton REA & PowerNET

Employment Opportunities

Do you want to make a difference in your community? Join our team at Benton REA and PowerNET where you can help provide affordable, reliable and safe electricity as well as internet and IT consulting services to our member-owners. Our mission is to provide a stable, safe, competitive career oriented work environment for the cooperative’s employees. Benton REA is an equal opportunity employer.

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