Press Releases
February 14, 2019 | Valley Electic Association, inc
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 | Valley Electic Association, inc
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 | Valley Electic Association, inc
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 | Valley Electic Association, inc

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 | Valley Electic Association, inc
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 | Valley Electic Association, inc
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 | Valley Electic Association, inc
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 | Valley Electic Association, inc
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 5, 2018 | Valley Electic Association, inc
Interim CEO gets nod after nationwide search

Pahrump, Nev. (Oct. 5, 2018) – Angela Evans of Valley Electric Association has been named CEO of the Cooperative, VEA Board President Ken Derschan announced today. Evans has served as Interim CEO since replacing the previous CEO, who left the company in early May. “We are confident in Angela’s leadership and vision to serve the best interest of Valley’s members,…

October 4, 2018 | Valley Electic Association, inc

Pahrump, NV (October 2, 2018) — Valley Electric Association, Inc., will roll out a new payment kiosk in Sandy Valley on Oct. 8 with Beatty and Amargosa soon to follow. Each payment kiosk will be located at the local VEA warehouse. In Sandy Valley the VEA warehouse is on 1150 Quartz Ave, in Amargosa 33 S. Power Line Rd. and…

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