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Benton REA has made it easier and more convenient than ever to get paid your ownership credits. Members can now receive their Benton REA capital (ownership) credit payments as an electric bill credit.
By purchasing electricity from Benton REA, you are a member-owner. Your ownership is reflected in credits allocated to you based on the amount of electricity you purchase each year.
When it makes financial sense, your Benton REA Board of Trustees approves payment of ownership credits. Traditionally, Benton REA mailed a check to members whose ownership credit payments were $10 or more. But now, you have more options.
To continue receiving a check payment, no action is needed. To sign up for options 1-3 before this year’s ownership credit payment in August:
Benton REA does not know at this time how much your 2021 ownership credit payment will be. Call 509-786-6724 if you have questions.
Since its formation in 1937, Benton REA has paid back more than $15.5 million in ownership credits to member-owners.