Benton County

Population: 90,951 (2017)

County Seat: Corvallis

Energy Utilities:

  • Pacific Power

  • Consumers Power

  • NW Natural


How Benton County residents heat their homes:


Did you know?

Benton County is home to one of two nuclear research reactors in the state (the other is at Reed College in Portland). Based at Oregon State University, the research reactor is not used to generate electricity.

NuScale Power, a company focused on developing small modular nuclear reactors, is also based out of Benton County. Learn more about NuScale on our Grounded podcast.


Check out how solar energy has expanded in this and other Oregon counties since 1999.


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