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What's New at Benton PUD

Advanced Meter Upgrade
Learn more about our Advanced Meter Upgrade project.

Benton PUD Commission Passes Resolution Opposing Initiative 732
Initiative 732 will be on the Washington state voter’s ballot in November 2016. If passed, the initiative is estimated to impose, in an average water year, an estimated $4.3 million tax expense on Benton PUD customers in 2017, $7.3 million in 2018, and increasing annually approximately $500,000 irrespective of the fact that the majority of Benton PUD’s fuel mix is carbon free.

Breaking News

Benton PUD Considering a Rate Increase for September 2016
An informational rate meeting for Benton PUD customers will be held to provide an update on the issues that impact power rates and the proposed rate increase.

Benton PUD Rate Information Meeting
Tuesday, August 2, 2016 at 5:30 p.m.
Benton PUD Auditorium, Kennewick

Benton PUD is considering a retail rate increase that would raise the average residential bill by approximately $5.50 a month effective September 1, 2016.  Learn more here.

Energy Efficiency Projects for Low Income Customers
If you are looking for help saving energy and money we may be able to help.  Benton PUD has an energy efficiency program specifically designed for low income families to use on weatherization projects, heat pumps and ductless heat pumps for your home.   For more information, contact our Energy Programs department at (509) 582-1234 and we'll send you information on qualification requirements and set up a home audit to determine what measures fit your needs.

Benton PUD Collaborates with City of Richland on New Substation
Benton PUD will be working together with the City of Richland on a new substation located on Leslie Road & E Reata Road in Southeast Richland.  Click here for more details.

Between the Lines - Spring 2016

Energy Savings

Energy Efficiency Projects for Low Income Customers
You may be eligible for upgrades to your insulation and/or windows and installation of a heat pump or ductless heat pump.  Call us today at (509) 582-1234 to learn more.

Check out our rebates on.....

Ductless Heat Pump:  You could save between 25% and 50% per year on your electric bill.  Click here to learn more.

Heat Pump Water Heater:  Heat pump water heaters are twice as efficient as conventional electric tank-style.  Click here for rebate information.


Do-it-Yourself Home Energy Audit

Use the checklist to make your home more energy efficient.


Incentives for Commercial Customers
Benton PUD is contracting with BPA to perform energy efficiency audits to help you identify incentives you may be eligible for. If you are interested, please contact Kevin Fischer, Energy Efficiency Advisor at (509) 585-5395.


Light Bulb Recycling

Click here from a collection site near you.