February 14, 2019 | Media Coverage | News | Press Releases | Uncategorized |
No findings from forensic audit conducted following management transition

(The following was written by the Valley Electric Association Board of Directors and CEO Angela Evans.) By now many of Valley Electric Association’s members have read the February edition of Ruralite, as well as our press release on the rate increase and job reductions. In each of these communications we felt it important to talk to our members about the…

February 7, 2019 | News | Press Releases | Uncategorized |
18 jobs eliminated as cost-cutting measure

PAHRUMP, Nev. (Feb. 7, 2019) – Valley Electric Association, Inc., will implement a $5 adjustment to the Facility Charge and 9 percent energy rate increase for residential electric consumers, effective March 1, 2019, it was announced today. The rate adjustment is the first permanent electric rate increase in more than 10 years for Valley Electric consumer-members. In 2017 a temporary…

January 14, 2019 | News | Press Releases | Uncategorized |
Deadline is 5 p.m., March 1

In an effort to recognize hard-working students across its service area, Valley Electric Association, Inc. (VEA) is pleased to offer 6 educational scholarships to assist members in pursuit of their higher education goals. It is the 11th consecutive year that VEA has offered scholarships to students within the Valley Electric service territory. The deadline for applications is 5 p.m., Friday,…

January 2, 2019 | News | Press Releases |

A topic that came up frequently during my visits with members in December was the challenge with Valley Communication Association’s IPTV service. I got a question about it at nearly every stop I made, which I expected. For many months, consumers have had to deal with “pixelation,” lost signals and other issues. If you have the service, chances are, you…

December 17, 2018 | News | Press Releases | VEA Spotlight |
Cost controls implemented

During stops in communities throughout Valley Electric Association territory in December, CEO Angela Evans provided updates on key initiatives and discussed the Cooperative’s mission and vision under new leadership. Members asked questions on topics ranging from solar energy to service reliability to high-speed broadband, to Energy Choice and renewable portfolio standards. The visits began Dec. 5 in Pahrump and ended…

December 8, 2018 | News | Press Releases | VEA Spotlight |
For Tim Hafen, it began in 1951 with a 25-foot trailer and no running water

By John M. Glionna In those hard-bitten early days, what a hungry Tim Hafen dreamed about most was something as simple as a hamburger and milkshake. The year was 1951, and Tim was a rangy 19-year-old cowboy who had grown up on a dairy farm in Mesquite. Then his father got the chance to buy 840 acres across the mountains…

December 8, 2018 | News | Press Releases | VEA Spotlight |
Employees encouraged to do their part

By Vern Hee As part of its emphasis on the Seven Cooperative Principles, Valley Electric Association encourages its employees to become involved in the communities it serves and to lend a hand wherever they can. VEA and its employees try to do their part to assist efforts like cleaning up the desert, giving a boost to down-and-out veterans or collecting…

November 20, 2018 | Media Coverage | News | Press Releases |
Annual meeting will be April 27 at Pahrump Valley High School

By Vern Hee Valley Electric Association has announced dates for its 2018 annual district meetings and its Annual Membership Meeting. As in previous years, district meetings will be conducted on the first three Tuesdays and Thursdays in March. The Annual Meeting will be Saturday, April 27, at Pahrump Valley High School. At the March district meetings, CEO Angela Evans will…

October 30, 2018 | News | Uncategorized | VEA Spotlight |
Prepare your home for cooler weather

By Vern Hee Winter is just around the corner. We will soon put away shorts and sunscreen and break out our favorite sweaters and coats. We also have to prepare our homes for the cool-down. Valley Electric Association’s vast service area receives varying amounts of snow, but the air can have a bite everywhere with the mercury dropping well below…

October 8, 2018 | News | Uncategorized |
It is time to review home fire safety with your family

October is National Fire Prevention Month, and Valley Electric Association Journeyman Lineman Aaron Fritz and Apprentice Lineman Aaron Schneider performed safety demonstrations at a Home Deport Fire Safety workshop on Oct. 6. VEA Line Crew Superintendent Tim Dunlap praised the two linemen for a job well done. “I wanted to give these men a big shout out, for they did…

Get a fresh perspective on energy in rural Nevada.
Sign up for our regular updates today.

Touchstone Energy® Cooperatives is a national network of electric cooperatives across 46 states that provides resources and leverages partnerships to help member cooperatives and their employees better engage and serve their members. By working together, Touchstone Energy cooperatives stand as a source of power and information to their 32 million member-owners every day.

©2019 Valley Electric Association, Inc | All rights Reserved
800 E. Hwy 372, Pahrump, NV 89048

24/7 PHONE: (775) 727-5312
LOCAL TOLL FREE: (800) 742-3330
MAIN FAX: (775) 727-6320