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What's New at Benton PUD

Clean Hydro Campaign
The Clean Hydro campaign promotes hydro as a clean, renewable resource.  Click on the link above to learn more.

Advanced Meter Information
Learn more about how our advanced meters result in improved system performance and efficiency
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Pacific Northwest Smart Grid Demonstration Project
Benton PUD, led by Battelle, is partnering with the BPA and 11 other utilities in the region to test new technologies and capabilities of the electric grid. 

Mid-Columbia Energy Initiative
MCEI, a program of TRIDEC, focuses on energy opportunities for our community.

Breaking News

Benton PUD wants to hear from you
Benton PUD invites you to attend one of our retail rate design meetings in April.  The meetings are not for the purpose of discussing a rate increase.  Rather, the meetings will focus on the strategy of how rates are developed and be an opportunity for you to share your feedback on future strategies.

Plug Into Your Future with Benton PUD

Retail Rate Design Meetings will be held:
April 22 - 5:30 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. at Benton PUD in Prosser
April 23 - 5:30 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. at Benton PUD in Kennewick

Have questions about Benton PUD's financial policies?  We have the answers.
Financial policies help a utility demonstrate their financial position and are one factor in developing customer rates.  Click here to learn more about Benton PUD's financial policies and how they compare to other utilities across the state.

Improve the efficiency of your HVAC system today and save money
Did you know that over 40% of your electric bill goes towards heating and cooling?  Your ducts carry air from your central HVAC unit to all part of your home and back to heat or cool your home.  Improperly sealed ducts can result in a 20% loss of heat or air from your system.  Contact a Benton PUD Approved Contractor today to learn more about if duct sealing can help save you energy and money.  Benton PUD offers a $400 rebate on duct sealing.

Proper tree care prevents power outages
Proper pruning is essential in developing a tree with a strong structure and desirable form.  However, never prune trees near power lines.  Call us at (509) 585-5399 to have someone come out and check your trees to ensure they are safe to prune.

Benton PUD Conducting a Utility Pole Audit
Benton PUD has over 24,000 electric transmission and distribution utility poles located throughout Benton County.  The poles not only support the wires and equipment used to deliver power, they also provide space for telephone and cable service providers.  Benton PUD has contracted with Osmose Utilities Services to perform an audit of the space rented by telephone and cable service providers on our poles.  The audit is scheduled to take two years to complete.  Click here for more information. 

Benton PUD Warns Customers of Scams
Customers have recently reported calls and emails requesting payment on past due accounts.  Benton PUD does not contact customers by telephone or email to ask for credit card or payment information to avoid disconnection of electric service on past due accounts.  If you are unsure if the contact you receive is from Benton PUD, please call our Customer Service department at (509) 582-2175.

Customer Newsletter - April 2014
Click below to check out the latest edition of our customer newsletter, Between the Lines.  Article topics include:  electrial safety, upcoming Retail Rate Design meetings, rebates for duct sealing, proper tree care and the preventive measures we take to keep our electric system reliable for you.

Energy Savings


Rebates for Weatherization and HVAC systems

 

Rebates for ENERGY STAR® appliances

 

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.