Community Engagement

​Energy Northwest and its more than 1,000 employees play a major role in the health and welfare of the community. Energy Northwest employees contribute their time as volunteers and provide financial support to numerous organizations in the community.

Benton and Franklin Head Start Program

Since 1980, the EN team has brought holiday cheer to more than 13,000 local children in low-income families, by fulfilling wish lists from children in the Benton and Franklin Head Start program. Employees dressed as Santa and elves have delivered thousands of toys and needed clothing to participating schools.

United Way

The annual United Way campaign raises thousands of dollars each y​ear to help the community provide hot meals to elderly neighbors, provide disaster relief planning for the community, and support youth development programs, including at-risk programs.


Earth Day Projects

​Energy Northwest volunteers raked and spread gravel on the Badger Flats trail, then finished up the activity with a hike to the top of Badger.​

Nuclear Science Week

Since October 2014, Washington state has celebrated all things nuclear during nuclear science week. Energy Northwest employees visit local schools and speak to students about the importance of nuclear science technologies in the U.S. and around the globe.



RiverFest is a community event organized by the Pasco Chamber of Commerce to showcase the benefits of the rivers and hydro system. 

The family-friendly event features exhibitors and vendors, including businesses, fish and wildlife organizations, ports and utilities and more.


Badger Mountain Vista Sign

Energy Northwest partnered with Friends of Badger Mountain and Benton County Parks to design a points of interest sign atop Badger Mountain. The sign, which was installed on the trail in October 2021, gives a brief history of landmarks visible on the horizon when looking northwest from the top of Badger Mountain, including Columbia Generating Station.

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