Electric Vehicles

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Electric Vehicle Charging Station Incentive

To help our members embrace the future of clean energy, we're offering an incentive for the installation of residential Level 2 (240-volt) smart charging stations for all-electric vehicles.

Qualifying members can receive a $300 incentive after meeting our specific requirements:

1. Be a Benton REA member who owns and receives electrical service at the dwelling in which the equipment will be installed

2. Purchase and install a residential Level 2 (240-volt) smart charging station for your all electric vehicle (hybrid vehicles do not qualify)

3. Set the charging delay to a time determined by Benton REA (such as 10 p.m.)

4. Allow Benton REA to perform final inspection

5. Following final site inspection and approval of the paperwork, Benton REA shall process an incentive payment of $300 to you, the member

If you qualify, please fill out the application, print, and drop off or mail it to either of our offices. 

Completed applications can be dropped off or mailed to any Benton REA office:

Benton REA
Attn: Energy Efficiency

Prosser Office: 402 7th Street, Prosser, WA 99350

West Richland Office: 6095 W. Van Giesen Street, West Richland, WA 99353

Electric Vehicle Charging Station Loan

Benton REA offers low-interest program loans to cover the purchase and the installation costs of up to $2,000. Loans are at an interest rate of 5%, amortized over a maximum of three years and are available for members who meet the incentive requirements listed above, plus the following requirements:

1. Have all accounts with Benton REA current and no more than one delinquent notice per account in the last 12 months

2. If requesting funds in advance of purchase and installation, provide Benton REA with an estimate for the purchase and installation. Member has 60 days upon receiving advanced loan funds for installation and final site inspection to be completed

3. If requesting funds after installation, provide Benton REA with a receipt for purchase and installation. Following final inspection, Benton REA shall process the loan funds to be paid to you, the member

4. Loan funds will be secured by your electric service and delinquency of loan payments will subject your account to the Association’s policy regarding delinquency of payment.

5. Proof of income (most recent payroll check stub) is required for all loan applications greater than $1,000

Ready to take the next step? Fill out the application and submit it to our offices to get started.

Completed applications can be dropped off or mailed to any Benton REA office:

Benton REA
Attn: Energy Efficiency

Prosser Office: 402 7th Street, Prosser, WA 99350

West Richland Office: 6095 W. Van Giesen Street, West Richland, WA 99353

Charging Station Loan Terms

1. Recipient must be a Benton REA member in good standing with no more than one delinquent payment 

2. Must meet all requirements of the electric vehicle charging station incentive 

3. Agree to a 5% interest rate 

4. Agree to lean that is a maximum of five years, non-transferable

5. The electric service must be used as collateral on the loan 

Electric Vehicle Incentive

The following are requirements to be eligible for the incentive:

1. Must be a Benton REA member with an active electric account.

2. Must be the owner of the home or business where your electric vehicle is charged.

3. Purchase an Electric Vehicle ($100 incentive if vehicle is purchased prior to Level 2 charger installation

or a $50 incentive if vehicle is purchase after Level 2 charger installation) or Plug-In Hybrid Vehicle

($25 incentive). Please provide proof of purchase by providing a copy of your receipt.

4. Provide all required information on application.

5. Allow Benton REA to install an AMI (Advanced Meter Infrastructure) or equivalent automated meter on

your home or business. This is not required if the incentive is for a Plug-In Hybrid.

6. Upon final approval of application, a check for the incentive amount will be paid to you.

 

Complete the application here.

Once Completed, the application can be dropped off or mailed to any Benton REA office:

 

Benton REA
Attn: Energy Efficiency

Prosser Office: 402 7th Street, Prosser, WA 99350

West Richland Office: 6095 W. Van Giesen Street, West Richland, WA 99353