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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.

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

Breaking News

OFFICE CLOSURE:  Benton PUD offices will be closed on Monday, September 7 in observance of Labor Day.  Our offices will reopen on Tuesday, September 8 at 8:30 am.  Have a safe holiday! 

SCAM ALERT:  Benton PUD warns customers of another telephone scam in the area.  This time the calls are originating from (866)251-5403.  Callers are requesting credit card information or 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.

We want to hear from you!
Benton PUD has contracted with Robinson Research from Spokane to perform a phone survey of our customers.  The survey is designed to help us get a better understanding of our customers’ needs.  If you are contacted, please take a few minutes to answer the questions and provide your feedback.  Thank you!

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

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 - Summer 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.


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