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Serving Members in Benton, Yakima and Lewis Counties with

Electricity, Internet and IT services

Outage Center

If your home or neighborhood is experiencing an electrical power outage, please report it by calling 800-221-6987 or 509-786-1626. You may also 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

Photo of Lower Granite Dam on the Snake River

Benton REA

A New Threat to the Snake River Dams

Rep. Simpson of Idaho has proposed drafting legislation that would breach the four dams on the lower Snake River. Benton REA has questions and serious concerns about the feasibility of the plan and questions the benefit of a plan that would ask taxpayers to spend $34 billion to significantly increase carbon emissions at a time when our region is taking drastic steps to reduce carbon emissions. Click to learn more.

A pile of U.S. coins and a crumpled one dollar bill

Benton REA

Power To Care Bill Assistance Available

Power To Care allows members to round up their monthly electric bill to the nearest dollar, donating the spare change to a fund that helps fellow members pay their past-due electric bills. Qualifying residential members who need assistance paying their electric bill may apply for up to $275. Click to learn more.

Welcome Back, We've Missed You, Masks Required, Maximum Occupancy = 2 Guests

Benton REA & PowerNET

Welcome Back - Offices Now Open!

Benton REA and PowerNET offices are open. Masks are required for unvaccinated guests. We look forward to seeing you again! Benton REA and PowerNET personnel are still available at 800-221-6987, Monday to Friday, 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. Outages can be reported by calling 800-221-6987.

An electric car charger plugged into a Chevy Bolt

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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