Reading My Meter

Benton REA employees read the majority of the electric meters on our system, therefore it is very important that members provide safe and clear access to these meters.

If you have dogs or locked gates, please call Benton REA to make arrangements to ensure that your meter can be read. Please keep pathways to meters clear of debris and foliage for the safety of our meter readers.

A locked gate

Self-Read Meters

Members who read their Benton REA electric meter monthly must submit their meter reading on the back of their payment slip, online through their Benton REA SmartHub account or by emailing a photo of the kilowatt-hour use on the meter to Benton REA's billing department. Call 509-786-2913 and ask for the email address.

The diagram on this page will explain how to read a digital or dial electric meter.

The meters used by Benton REA are very accurate and operate similarly to the odometer of a car. The kilowatt-hour (kWh) meter continuously records cumulative usage. These kWh analog meters do not reset each month. If a kWh meter is not read for one month, the bill received for that period will be estimated.