June 14, 2019 | Uncategorized |
Tier system aligns with state law
Jeff Scheid photo

Valley Electric Association is considering revisions to its “net metering” policy to bring it in line with Nevada law. The new policy, which was expected to be presented to the VEA Board of Directors at its June 26 meeting, would lower the percentage of reimbursement for generated power from 100% currently to between 75%-95%, depending on when the member-generator interconnected…

June 12, 2019 | News | Press Releases | Uncategorized |
Thermostat puts the power in your hands

By John M. Glionna Dave Wagner has seen it all, from exasperation to anger. As a Valley Electric Association metering technician, he responds to complaints from power customers seeing red from a larger-than-normal energy bill. He’s had billing statements and cellphones thrust in his face even before he can step out of his utility truck. To ratchet down the tension,…

June 4, 2019 | News | Press Releases | Uncategorized |
26 members applied for two open positions on VEA Board

Terrie D’Antonio of Sandy Valley and Michelle Caird of Pahrump were selected to fill the unexpired terms of the two open Board positions on the Valley Electric Association Board of Directors. Terrie recently retired after 13 years as President and CEO of HELP of Southern Nevada, which serves low income, seniors and homeless. Caird previously served 18 years as a…

June 4, 2019 | News | Press Releases | Uncategorized |
Goal of new structure is more transparency, better communication, improved accountability

CLICK HERE TO COMPLETE AN APPLICATION TO SERVE ON A COMMITTEE The Valley Electric Board of Directors approved the creation of four new member committees at its April 2019 Board meeting. All four committees are expected to improve communication, transparency and accountability among the VEA membership, Board and the Cooperative’s staff. The four committees will consist of two Board members…

May 9, 2019 | News | Press Releases | Uncategorized |
12th consecutive year for awards; 6 students

For 12 years, Valley Electric Association has awarded post-secondary education scholarships to assist the cooperative’s members and their children to help them fulfill their educational goals. To be eligible for a VEA scholarship, candidates or their parents must be active members of VEA. The 2019 winners were announced at the annual meeting. The applicants submitted a 500-word essay, a 100-word…

May 2, 2019 | Uncategorized |
Good deals on vehicles, trailer, desks, chairs, etc.

PAHRUMP, Nev. (May 2, 2019) – Thirteen vehicles, a trailer, desks, chairs, tables, tools, nuts and bolts were scooped up by Valley Electric Association members at the Cooperative’s Annual Meeting at Pahrump Valley High School. “Member-owners got some very good deals,” said Jason Simpson, VEA Fleet Services Superintendent. “People really seemed to enjoy it. They were excited, and some got really…

April 19, 2019 | News | Press Releases | Uncategorized |
28 iPads to be used in various ways by teachers, students

PAHRUMP, Nev. (April 22, 2019) – Valley Electric Association has donated 28 computer tablets to the Nye County School District for use by Special Education Support Services. Most of the tablets will be used in the Special Education Support Services department for students with special needs, said Robert Williams, NCSD Director of Technology. “We also plan to send about five…

April 17, 2019 | News | Press Releases |
Financial statements accurately reflect Co-op's financial position

PAHRUMP, Nev. (April 15, 2019) – Valley Electric Association released its 2018 audit today, and the report shows that the Cooperative’s 2018 financial statements “present fairly, in all material respects, the financial position” of VEA. The audit, dated April 5, 2019, was conducted by Bolinger, Segars, Gilbert & Moss, LLP, of Lubbock, Texas, and is posted to the Cooperative’s website…

April 15, 2019 | News | Press Releases |
Former Board President from Fish Lake Valley steps down early due to family considerations

PAHRUMP, Nev. (April 15, 2019) – Longtime Valley Electric Board member John Maurer of Fish Lake Valley announced his retirement from the Board April 9, a few weeks earlier than he had originally planned. Maurer cited family health issues as the reason for the early decision. In a letter to the Board, Maurer wrote: “Please accept my early retirement from…

April 3, 2019 | News | Press Releases | Uncategorized |
New phone software, extended office hours  

PAHRUMP, Nev. (April 3, 2019) – Valley Electric Association has extended office hours and installed new phone software in moves that are expected to improve customer service for members, the Cooperative announced today. Electric and broadband customers now can conduct business from 7:30 a.m., until 5:30 p.m., daily Monday-Friday, said Bill Perna, Manager of Customer Service. In addition, new software…

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