Benton REA and PowerNET have been working with our member-owners who are financially impacted by COVID-19, and will continue to do so as we work together to get through these challenging times. In the early stages of the COVID-19 outbreak, we made the decision to waive late fees and suspend disconnections for nonpayment to help members impacted by the pandemic. Later, the Governor of Washington issued a proclamation to mandate the suspension of disconnection of utilities for nonpayment and waive late fees, which is set to expire August 1, 2020.
We will continue to work with our members beyond the August 1 expiration date. Click to learn more about our COVID-19 member support programs for paying your electric and/or internet bills.