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Outage Center

If your home or neighborhood is experiencing an electrical power outage, 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 News and Services

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Benton REA

83rd Annual Meeting Goes Virtual

Join your fellow co-op members for our first ever online annual meeting on October 21 at 6:30 p.m. Hear from Benton REA's Board President Mike Freepons, Vice President Connie Krull, Secretary/Treasurer Catherine Russell and General Manager Mike Bradshaw. A member Q&A session will follow the short business meeting. Click here to register. 


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Benton REA

NEW Bill Assistance Program

Members can round up monthly electric bills to the nearest dollar, donating the spare change to a fund that helps fellow members pay their past-due electric bills, enabling them to keep the lights on. Click to learn more. From September 1 to October 31, 2020, Benton REA will make a matching donation to the bill assistance fund up to $5,000.

Our Lobby is Closed to Support Community Health

Benton REA & PowerNET

Offices Closed Until Further Notice

In response to COVID-19, Benton REA and PowerNET's Prosser and West Richland offices and community rooms are closed to the public until further notice. The safety of our employees, members and community remains our highest priority. Benton REA and PowerNET personnel will continue to be accessible by calling 800-221-6987, Monday through Friday 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. Power outages can be reported by calling 800-221-6987 or through SmartHub.

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Benton REA

EV & Plug-In Hybrid Purchase Incentive

Benton REA offers up to $100 to members who purchase an electric vehicle and $25 for plug-in hybrid vehicles. Click here for details and the application. 

Also, receive $300 when you install a Level 2 smart, in-home charging station. Click to learn more about our electric vehicle programs. 

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