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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

Beneficial Electrification League Launches Electric School Bus Initiative
The Beneficial Electrification League (BEL) today announced a new initiative to accelerate the deployment of electric school buses (ESBs) in electric cooperative service territories throughout the country.
January 2022

Beneficial Electrification League program helps co-ops promote electric uses locally
When leaders at Beartooth Electric Cooperative in Montana were looking to offset the costs of a project that would bring the benefits of electricity use and efficiency to an affordable housing development, they turned to an unlikely financing source.
January 2022

Sponsor Spotlight

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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.