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When you receive electricity from Benton REA, you are a member-owner of your electric cooperative. As such, we must have a signed membership card before we can provide electricity.
Here are two simple ways to get a signed membership card to Benton REA:

  1. Online: Click on the Membership Card and fill out the online version completely and click Confirm Signature to submit the card electronically.
  2. In Person: Visit one of our three Local Offices and fill out a Membership Card.

Deposit for Residential Service
Security is required prior to receiving electricity from Benton REA. There are two options to secure your residential electric account:

  1. Pay a minimum $200 deposit (see payments section for how to pay)
  2. Provide a letter of credit from the most recent electric supplier indicating a maximum of one late payment in the past 12 months.

Deposit for Non-Residential
Deposits for service other than residential are determined by factors specific to your individual account. Contact Benton REA at (509) 786-2913 or (800) 221-6987 for more information.

New Construction
For new construction of electrical facilities, a Benton REA representative will meet with the member at the construction site to discuss your specific details. To schedule a visit at the site, contact Benton REA’s Engineering department at (509) 786-8252, (877) 786-8866 or click on Engineering Site Visit and fill out the contact information, click on submit and Benton REA will contact you as soon as possible. A $100 engineering fee will be required at the site visit.

Benton REA’s Electric Service Requirement Booklet has more information about facility requirements and what you can expect from Benton REA during the construction process.

Contact Benton REA’s Engineering department at (509) 786-8252, (877) 786-8866 or E-mail Engineering to get a hard copy.

 Contact us at 1-800-221-6987


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