Economic Development

Senator Sharon Brown with Platt, Bradshaw, Berglund, and Feepons

Co-ops at the Table in Olympia

Collectively, Benton REA members are represented by four state senators and eight representatives. In February, several Benton REA trustees and staff members visited the state capitol to meet these representatives and discuss the issues that impact Benton REA and its members. Benton REA’s top legislative priority positions include carbon policy, local control and rural broadband.…

Port of Sunnyside Commissioners Jim Grubenhoff, Jeff Matson and Arnold Martin accept a check of $100,000 from Benton REA's Community Development and Member Relations Manager Troy Berglund, second from left.

Sunnyside Port Receives $100K Energy Efficiency Incentive

The Port of Sunnyside accepted a $100,000 energy efficiency rebate from Benton REA at its Dec. 4, 2017, commissioner’s meeting. The rebate was granted to the Port for the energy savings gained from the installation of their covered anaerobic lagoon (CAL) expansion. “This is the single largest rebate check Benton REA has written in the…