"From the installation of demonstration solar PV projects at Clark County schools, to the development of educator training and expert consultation, we’ve found the BEF team to be reliable, responsible, and cost conscious."
Wayne Nelson, General Manager, Clark Public Utilities
"Through strong collaboration with BEF, Emerald People’s Utility District launched Sharing Sun, a first-of-its-kind community solar project in the northwest."
Kyle Roadman, Power Resources Manager, Emerald PUD
"The opportunity with BEF to demonstrate fuel cell electric vehicle technology has never been timelier."
Molly Simpson, Commission President, Douglas County PUD
"We deeply appreciate our partnership with BEF and the role they play in engaging electric utilities in clean transportation. BEF is proving the benefits of EVs for utility ratepayers, the environment, and the region's economy."
Jeff Allen, Executive Director, Forth
"We have a community solar project for a rural tribal community in the works! I have to say: without BEF we would not be in the process of bringing this project to life."
Jonnalea Tatsey, Manager of Member Services, Glacier Electric Cooperative
We have the tools to create a clean energy world. Let's build it together.
BEF Renewables serves as a strategic partner to advance creative solutions that deploy renewable energy at scale.
We’re a team of experienced thinkers and doers; we’re not afraid to dig deep with our partners to bring new funders to the table, make an unruly project pencil out, or demonstrate the potential in unproven ideas.
Projects We Support
Increase access to community-scale solar energy
Scale the renewable hydrogen market
BEF Renewables in Action
and $50 million leveraged to launch 50 catalytic renewable energy projects across 5 states
regional hydrogen fueling station
paired with the 1st fleet of fuel cell electric vehicles, supplied by the 1st renewable hydrogen production facility in the U.S.
saved in lifetime energy costs
for over 300 low income households
Who we serve:
We bring together utilities, county governments, and industry to build new clean energy pathways for cities, consumer-owned utilities, affordable housing organizations, nonprofits, rural communities, and tribal nations located in Idaho, Montana, Oregon, and Washington.
How we help:
- Catalyze and scale impact. We bring together stakeholders and decision makers to transform big ideas into on-the-ground renewable energy projects.
- Enhance access to capital. We’re helping partners identify, access, and leverage new sources of capital, including state, federal, philanthropic, or corporate grants.
- Increase capacity and expertise. Our team provides technical expertise, including hiring engineers to ensure project installations are structurally sound; counsel on how to design or finance a project; and best practices for ongoing management.
- Engage in renewable energy policy at the local, state, and federal levels.
Electric vehicles provide significant environmental and economic value to communities
A benefit/cost analysis conducted by E3 shows values over $1000 per vehicle to the preference electric utility customers of the Bonneville Power Administration when charging is managed.
Washington’s 1st renewable hydrogen project
BEF, Douglas County PUD, Toyota, and Renewable Hydrogen Alliance building markets for clean, affordable, and renewable fuel.
Sunward: Building Community Energy Together
We build partnerships to develop renewable energy projects that deliver wealth-building and cost savings to low-income and tribal communities.
Quinault Indian Nation, BEF, and Twende partner to develop the Tribe’s first solar project
The 24 kW system will generate over $60k in lifetime savings and increase resilience for the Quinault
Cooperative community solar on the San Juan Islands
Orcas Power and Light partners with BEF and Spark NW to bring solar to +300 low-income households.