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What's New at Benton PUD

Ely Community Solar Project
The Ely Community Solar project began producing energy in July 2015.  Click here to view the real-time production. 
Click here for more information on Benton PUD's solar programs.

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.

Green Power Program
Benton PUD offers a Green Power Program for customers who want to make an investment in renewable energy.  Participation is 100% voluntary.  When you enroll you decide how much of an investment you want to make.  The amount you choose will be added to your bill each month.  Click here for more information or to make an investment in green power today.

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

Breaking News

In observance of Thanksgiving, our offices will close at 3:00 pm on Wednesday, November 25 and be closed on Thursday, November 26.  Our offices will reopen on Friday, November 27 at 8:30 am.  Happy Thanksgiving from Benton PUD to you and your families.

2016 Preliminary Budget - Comments Due December 1
Benton PUD commission will accept comments on the 2016 Preliminary Budget until 9:00 am on Tuesday, December 1.  The commission will consider adoption of the final 2016 Budget at its regularly scheduled meeting on Tuesday, December 8.  Click here to view the 2016 Preliminary Budget.

Comments should be addressed to:

Attn:  Terri Cole
P.O. Box 6270
Kennewick, WA  99336

Community Solar Coming to Prosser
Benton PUD commissioners approved a second community solar project that will be located in Prosser.  The Old Inland Empire Community Solar Project will be about 25 kilowatts and consist of approximately 88 panels.  Customers who applied for the Ely Community Solar Project but were not selected for the first project will be offered the chance to purchase units in the second project.  The total cost of the project will be customer funded.  For more information about the project contact or call (509) 582-1234.

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.

 Between the Lines - Fall 2015

Energy Savings


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.


Do-it-Yourself Home Energy Audit

Use the checklist to make your home more energy efficient.


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


Planting a Tree
When planting new overhead power lines make sure to select a tree that is slow growing.  Click here for more information on the right tree in the right location.