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August 12, 2018 | VALLEY COMMUNICATIONS
Valley Electric Association partners with the Governor’s Office of Energy to kick off Phase II of the Nevada Electric Highway, Utilizing Volkswagen settlement funds for EV charging station in Amargosa Valley

AMARGOSA VALLEY, Nev. (August 9, 2018) – The Nevada Governor’s Office of Energy (GOE) and Valley Electric Association, Inc. (VEA) are announcing the most recent expansion and first electric vehicle (EV) charging station of the Nevada Electric Highway (NEH) initiative Phase II, utilizing Volkswagen settlement funds. NEH is a GOE-led initiative that seeks to advance EV charging stations along major…




July 12, 2018 | VALLEY COMMUNICATIONS

The Valley Electric Association Board of Directors has elected a new Board President, Kenneth “Ken” Derschan, who represents Sandy Valley, District 5. Ken replaces John Maurer of Fish Lake Valley District 4, who held the position for the past six years. In accordance with the VEA Bylaws, the Board of Directors elect officers after the annual meeting. John said it…




January 30, 2017 | VALLEY COMMUNICATIONS

From 38 megabits per second to 1 gigabit PAHRUMP, Nev. (Jan. 30, 2017) – With fiber-optic communications installation at Nye County offices on Calvada completed in January, workers are experiencing more reliable video conferencing, are better able to move large data files faster and more efficiently, and they are looking forward to improved emergency response times. Milan Dimic, Director of…




April 25, 2017 | VALLEY COMMUNICATIONS

Senator Pledges assistance with key issues confronting Cooperative PAHRUMP, Nev. (April 24, 2017) – U.S. Sen. Dean Heller on Saturday praised efforts by Valley Electric Association to bring high-speed communications to rural areas of Western Nevada. Sen. Heller was the keynote speaker at the meeting, attended by approximately 1,200 members at Pahrump Valley High School. Heller pledged his support and…




March 16, 2017 | VALLEY COMMUNICATIONS

Switch, VEA, CC Comm Partnership Connects Northern, Southern Nevada LAS VEGAS (Mar. 1, 2017) — Lightning fast fiber-optic communications will soon be a reality in remote areas of Nevada, thanks to a partnership involving Switch, the world’s leading data center and technology infrastructure ecosystem corporation and two rural Silver State utilities, officials from the companies announced today. Valley Communications Association…




March 13, 2018 | VALLEY COMMUNICATIONS

LAS VEGAS, NV (March 2, 2018) – On March 2, 2018 Congresswoman Jacky Rosen (NV-03) hosted an infrastructure roundtable with Nevada stakeholders at Valley Electric Association’s Las Vegas Business Center to discuss policy proposals to improve energy delivery and grid resiliency, strengthen cybersecurity, and build a capable energy workforce. Rosen stressed the importance of infrastructure and the need to find…




May 11, 2017 | VALLEY COMMUNICATIONS

By Ginger Meurer AMARGOSA VALLEY, Nev. – Not all guests at Amargosa Elementary School light up the room like Neon Leon and Lightning Liz. The safety demonstration dolls recently helped Valley Electric Association’s Amargosa Valley Area Foreman Aaron Lynn and his assistant Christopher Brown teach Lisa Langlois’ fifth-grade class about the power and danger of electricity. Wearing thick rubber gloves,…




August 6, 2018 | VALLEY COMMUNICATIONS
49 buckets filled with Crayons, pencils and other necessities

By Vern Hee Valley Electric Association’s Fill the Bucket school supply drive surpassed all expectations in 2018, breaking the record of 37 buckets with a whopping 49. The 12th annual Fill the Bucket School Supply Drive had VEA Ambassadors and employees working hard to collect supplies for the school kids Saturday, August 4, at three locations in Pahrump – Walmart,…




October 12, 2016 | VALLEY COMMUNICATIONS

Valley Electric Association to Sell its Transmission System to GridLiance PAHRUMP, Nev. and CHICAGO, Ill. (September 15, 2016) – Valley Electric Association, Inc. (VEA) and GridLiance Holdco, L.P. (GridLiance) – which is backed by Blackstone Energy Partners, an affiliate of Blackstone (NYSE:BX) – announce that the VEA Board of Directors has approved the sale of VEA’s 230 kV High Voltage…




September 25, 2017 | VALLEY COMMUNICATIONS

Members to receive $579 cash premium; other proceeds to be reinvested   Pahrump, NV (Sept. 20, 2017) — Valley Electric Association, Inc., (VEA) today announced the completion of the sale of more than 160 miles of high-voltage transmission lines in Clark and Nye Counties to GridLiance Holdco, an independent transmission company based in Dallas. The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission approved…




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