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Beneficial Electrification League (BEL)

A nonprofit organization dedicated to promoting
beneficial electrification of the economy.

What is Beneficial Electrification?

Beneficial Electrification includes the application of electricity to end-uses where doing so satisfies at least one of the following conditions, without adversely affecting the others:

  • Saves consumers money over time;
  • Benefits the environment and reduces greenhouse gas emissions;
  • Improves product quality or consumer quality of life;
  • Fosters a more robust and resilient grid

BE programs are a valuable opportunity to engage both electric utilities and environmental groups in the effort to identify solutions that work well for the end-use consumer, local communities and the environment.

Latest News

BEL Announces CoBank Support for Electric School Bus Initiative
Today the Beneficial Electrification League (BEL) announced foundational sponsorship support from CoBank to support the League’s ongoing electric school bus initiative. The grant will support BEL’s outreach to utilities and school districts encouraging participation in a federally funded electric school bus rebate program for the year ahead.
September 2022

Webinar: Inflation Reduction Act Programs Supporting Electrification and Efficiency
Beneficial Electrification League CEO Keith Dennis and Ryan Dougherty, COO at the Geothermal Exchange Organization, break down the many provisions in the Inflation Reduction Act supporting energy efficiency, weatherization and electrification in this webinar.
August 2022

Sponsor Spotlight

Steffes Reaches for the Holy Grail of Efficient Water Heating with Origin

Read Steffes Sponsor Spotlight

BEL’s Vision

Our vision of the future is for beneficial electrification to be broadly accepted as a necessary strategy to meet economic, consumer and environmental goals.

BEL’s Mission

Our mission is to increase understanding on the benefits of electrification by promoting the market acceptance of beneficial electrification, educate policy makers on the value, benefits and tools of Beneficial Electrification and serve as a conduit and facilitator of BE resources.

What We Do

Graphic: Beneficial Electrification Collaboration

Facilitating Stakeholder Communication and Collaboration, including State-level dialogues and initiatives.
Our state-level meetings have engaged over 1,000 in-person stakeholders in a collaborative dialogue to promote the benefits of end-use electrification.

Graphic: Beneficial Electrification Research & Development

Targeted Research & Development Facilitation and Support.
Our ongoing research efforts bring new understanding to topics ranging from grid-interactive appliances (such as water heaters) and dual fuel space heating systems to electric grain drying and electric forklifts.

Graphic: Beneficial Electrification Market Research

Market Research, Education, and Toolkits.
Our market research is helping to craft messages that are inclusive to the diverse stakeholders and programs that are effective in local communities.