Energy Help is Available

Senior woman and grandchild

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.


  • 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 62 years of age or older. The age criteria for qualification under the program can be waived if the applicant provides proof of disability through a current “Social Security Administration Retirement, Survivors and Disability Insurance Statement” for the applicable period.

Download the discount application at or call 509-786-2913.

Community energy assistance programs are also available in both Benton and Yakima counties. Visit the Energy Assistance page of our website for a list of agencies we recommend for additional energy assistance

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