Member Services

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Energy Help is Available

To ease the financial burden caused by energy costs on Benton REA’s low-income, senior or disabled residential members, Benton REA offers a discount of $24 each month to qualifying members. Qualifications: Combined annual household income that is equal to or less than 150% of the Washington state poverty guideline for two-member households. Applicants must be…

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Introducing A New SmartHub Experience

SmartHub, Benton REA’s mobile payment and account app, underwent a facelift last month. You may have noticed the update to your app. If you don’t have the app yet, you can download it from the Apple Store or Google Play Marketplace. SmartHub has helped Benton REA members connect with their co-op since 2015. With a…

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Level Out Your Monthly Payments

Levelized billing helps families stay on budget Fall is a great time to sign up for levelized billing on your Benton REA electric account. Levelized billing is sometimes called budget billing because it eliminates seasonally fluctuating payments and helps families stay within their monthly budget. Your levelized billing amount is determined by averaging your electricity…

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Students: Apply Now for 2020 Scholarships and Youth Tour

Benton REA scholarship and Youth Tour applications are available online. Youth Tour applications are due December 3. Scholarship applications are due January 3, 2020. Seniors Graduating seniors whose parents are members of Benton REA and whose main residence is within Benton, Yakima or Lewis counties are eligible to apply forBenton REA’s scholarships. Up to five…

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An Electric Vehicle Ride-Along

Benton REA used social media to let me members follow its electric vehicle on a long trip. By Troy Berglund, community development and member relations manager at Benton REA. I love talking to our members about what they are interested in, particularly when it comes to energy. In recent years, there has been growing interest…

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New and Improved Rebates Starting October 1

New and Improved Rebates Starting October 1 Money Available for residential, commercial and agricultural improvements. Starting October 1, new rebates are available for Benton REA members who buy and install new, energy-efficiency home upgrades. Incentives have increased for the purchase of Energy Star clothes washers and dryers, heat pump water heaters, energy-efficient windows and insulation.…

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Youth Tour Applications Available Online

Applications for Benton REA’s Youth Tour are available online at BentonREA.org/youth. Benton REA will select two area students to represent the cooperative on an all-expenses-paid trip to Washington, D.C., June 18-25, 2020. Children of Benton REA members who are in their sophomore or junior year of high school and whose main residence is in Benton,…

Save Time with SmartHub

Save Time With the SmartHub App

Save Time With the SmartHub App Whether through the web or your smartphone or tablet, you can quickly pay your bill, view your energy use, contact Benton REA for assistance and get the latest co-op news. As soon as you log in to your Benton REA SmartHub account, you can view your billing history and…

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Smart Life. SmartHub.

Smart Life. SmartHub. Life can be fast and hectic, but it doesn’t all have to be complicated. Paying your Benton REA and/or PowerNET bill shouldn’t be a complex task, and with our SmartHub web and mobile app, it won’t be. You may have heard about SmartHub, our innovative tool for account management, but what can…

$3,500 Special Rebate Nissan Leaf Flyer

$3,500 EV Offer Extended Through July 1

As part of its effort to accelerate electric vehicle transportation alternatives across the United States, Nissan North America Inc., is offering eligible Touchstone Energy Cooperative member organizations such as Benton REA a special incentive toward the purchase of the all-new, 100 percent electric Nissan Leaf. A $3,500 special rebate is available on the 40-kWh model…