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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

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

Bill Assistance Now Available

Two local community action agencies are now accepting applications for Benton REA’s new bill assistance program. Qualifying residential members who need assistance paying their electric bill may apply. Click to learn more.

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.

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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