June 19, 2019

Benton PUD to Host Strategic Planning Meeting on Maintaining Reliability and Affordability in a Clean Energy Era

The meeting will be held on Tuesday, June 25 from 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. at the Benton PUD Kennewick Auditorium.
Washington State recently passed legislation requiring electric utilities to remove carbon-emitting generation resources from their portfolios with the goal of achieving a 100% clean electric sector by 2045 with an intermediate goal of 80% of retail sales to be supplied by carbon-free resources by 2030.
Benton PUD is hosting a combined strategic planning and community information forum to discuss the challenges and opportunities of maintaining grid reliability and affordability in a clean energy era.

Guest speakers for the event include Arne Olson, Senior Partner Energy + Environmental Economics has 25 years of experience in energy analysis, and Therese Hampton who's the Executive Director for Public Generating Pool (PGP) has led public power efforts in the development of state policies related to clean energy and electricity markets. 

The meeting is Tuesday, June 25, 2019 in the Benton PUD Auditorium from 1:00 – 4:00 p.m.

Please RSVP by emailing Dawn Stringer at