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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

Beneficial Electrification 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

Radio Wave Grain Drying for Beneficial Electrification
BE in Agriculture
May 2020

Co-ops Staff Up on Beneficial Electrification to Meet Members' Needs
BEL Featured in NRECA Article
May 2020

Meet the People Preparing to Amp Up Building Electrification
BEL featured in BuldingGreen article on Building Electrification
April 2020

BEL’s Vision

Our vision of the future is for beneficial electrification to be universally 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

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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.

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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.

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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.