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What's New at Benton PUD

Community Solar Project
Benton PUD broke ground on the Ely Community Solar project in April.  The cost of the project is fully covered by participants.  The project is scheduled to be operational in July.  A ribbon cutting is scheduled for July 22 at 10:00 am at Benton PUD offices in Kennewick.

Renewables in Our Community
Benton PUD is proud of the investment we have made in renewables to ensure our community is sustainable for years to come.

Advanced Meter Information
Learn more about how our advanced meters result in improved system performance and efficiency
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Breaking News

Benton PUD warns customers of a recent telephone scam in the area.  Callers are requesting payment for past due accounts.  It is not our practice to call and request payment information over the phone for past due accounts.  If you receive a call and are not sure if it is from Benton PUD please hang up and call us immediately at (509) 582-2175.

Office Closure - Fourth of July
Our offices will be closed Friday, July 3 in honor of Independence Day.  We will reopen on Monday, July 6 at 8:30 am.  Have a safe and happy Fourth of July!

Hot Weather Will Impact Your Bill - What Can You Do?
These ongoing high temperatures have a big impact on how much electricity you use, which can be a shock when you get your next bill.  Click here for tips on how to help you save energy and keep cool.  If you have questions or concerns about your bill, please give us a call at (509) 582-2175 or email us at WEBCSR@bentonpud.org.

Special Commission Meeting
Benton PUD Commissioners will hold a special meeting on Tuesday, June 30 for the purpose of strategic planning.

Benton PUD approves new rates effective September 1, 2015
Benton PUD Commissioners approved a rate increase and new rate design effective September 1, 2015.  The rate increase will range depending on rate class.  As part of the new rate design, residential customers will see the "Monthly Base Charge" replaced with a "Daily System Charge."  On average, this change will result in an increase of $4.55 each month for residential customers.  Click here to read more.

Conservation Audits for Commercial Customers

Benton PUD has contracted with Terry Mapes from the Bonneville Power Administration to perform energy efficiency audits for our commercial customers. The audits will help identify electrical efficiency improvements that may be eligible for incentives.  If you are a commercial customer interested in saving money and energy contact Kevin Fischer, Energy Efficiency Advisor at (509) 585-5395.

Customer Newsletter - Between the Lines - Spring 2015

Energy Savings


Hot Tips to Keep You Cool

 

Save Energy & Money

 

Ductless Heat Pump Rebates
Upgrade to a ductless heat pump and you could save between 25% and 50% per year on your electric bill.  Click here to learn more.

 

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

 

ENERGYSTAR® Appliance Rebates

 

Do-it-Yourself Home Energy Audit

Use the checklist to make your home more energy efficient.

 

Appliance Cost Calculator

Wondering how much power your television uses?  Check this out!

 

Bill Calculator
Understand the costs associated with your bill.

 

Light Bulb Recycling
Click here from a collection site near you.