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: Normal

Benton REA is not experiencing any reported widespread outages. 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 Programs and Services

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Benton REA

$8,000 Scholarships Available

High school seniors, earn one of five $8,000 scholarships from Benton REA! 

Benton REA offers both Academic and Trade & Technical scholarships to students whose parents are members of Benton REA, or are members themselves. Applications are due January 4, 2019. Click here to learn more.


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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

Get up to $1,000 When You Install a Ductless Heat Pump

A Ductless Heat Pump System is a cost-effective and efficient heating and cooling system for smaller homes. It is ideal if you are currently heating your home with baseboard or wall heaters. 

Call us at 509-786-8265 or click here for more information. 

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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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