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Manager’s Message – July 2018

Dear Members, Since April 3, water that could be producing electricity has been spilling over eight Snake and Columbia River dams because a judge in Oregon hopes to improve salmon survival rates. Benton REA’s largest power provider, the Bonneville Power Administration (BPA), sells excess power generated in the spring to keep electric rates low. Without…

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Manager’s Message – June 2018

Dear Members, The dams have been on my mind lately. A court-ordered spill over the four Snake River dams began on April 3rd and will continue through June. The Columbia River dams followed soon after in a test that hopes to boost the already extremely high survival rate (92-96%) of salmon returning to the ocean.…

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Manager’s Message – May 2018

Dear Members, I had the privilege of speaking on a panel about engaging members’ trust at the National Rural Electric Cooperative Association (NRECA) Annual Meeting in February. I am honored to have been asked by NRECA to participate in their Annual Meeting, and I’m very proud of Benton REA for being recognized as one of…

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Manager’s Message – April 2018

Dear Members, February was a busy month for Benton REA. We not only held our 81st Annual Meeting, but several Benton REA staff and Trustees visited Olympia to meet with our local state representatives and senators. I want to thank them for all the hard work they do to represent local people in their districts.…