VEA Named Among Nevada’s Best Companies to Work For

PAHRUMP, Nev. – Valley Electric Association, Inc. (VEA), a member-owned electric cooperative based in Pahrump, Nevada, announced it was recently named one of Nevada’s 2014 Best Companies to Work For by Nevada Business Magazine. VEA received the recognition as a result of the cooperative’s many efforts to support its employees through a variety of unique… [More...]

Vegas Home Prices Rise, Market Sees More Traditional Buyers

The median price of an existing single-family home sold in Southern Nevada during June was $199,900 – the highest mark since September 2008. This is according to recent statistics released by the Greater Las Vegas Association of REALTORS (GLVAR). The median price is 2.5 percent higher than May and up over 14 percent compared to June… [More...]

Valley Electric Association Continues Workforce Expansion with New Staff Members

PAHRUMP, Nev. – Valley Electric Association, Inc. (VEA), a member-owned electric cooperative headquartered in Pahrump, announced it recently hired five new staff members, with many of them filling high-ranking positions. VEA has hired a total of seven new employees since January, the latest additions in the cooperative’s ongoing workforce expansion. VEA increased its number of employees by… [More...]

VEA Hires Renewable Energy Leader as Executive Vice President of Energy Services

Valley Electric Association, Inc. has hired Chris Brooks, a leader in Nevada’s renewable energy industry.

PAHRUMP, Nev. – Valley Electric Association, Inc. (VEA), a member-owned electric cooperative based in Pahrump, announced the organization has hired Chris Brooks, a well-established leader in Nevada’s renewable energy industry, to serve as VEA’s executive vice president of energy services. In his new role, Brooks will be responsible for managing VEA’s distributed generation programs and… [More...]

Several SBA Loan Requirements Eliminated

The U.S. Small Business Administration made significant changes in qualification for SBA 504 loans. The changes include elimination of “the personal resource test” and “the nine-month rule”. These modifications mean businesses will have an easier time qualifying for SBA loans, according to a recent statement by TMC Financing. “By eliminating the nine-month rule for expenditures, businesses that have… [More...]

VEA to Break Ground on Campus Expansion Project in Pahrump

PAHRUMP, Nev. – Valley Electric Association, Inc. (VEA), a member-owned electric cooperative headquartered in Pahrump, invites community members to attend a groundbreaking ceremony for the expansion of its Pahrump-based campus at 10 a.m. on Friday, April 25 at 800 E. Highway 372. The event will include presentations from VEA’s project team and refreshments for attendees. The event… [More...]

Nevada’s Utilities: Fueling the State’s Energy and Water Needs

As movers and shakers in Nevada’s utilities industry plan for the future, they share a number of common bonds in the challenges they face.

As movers and shakers in Nevada’s utility industry plan for the future, they share a number of common bonds in the challenges they face. Future strategies are likely to make provisions for such factors as increased regionalization, new regulations, enhanced customer satisfaction, state-of-the-art technologies, alternative energies, drought conditions, greater management efficiencies and economic growth. Decision… [More...]

VEA Releases Economic Impact Report

PAHRUMP, Nev. – Valley Electric Association, Inc. (VEA), a member-owned electric cooperative based in Pahrump, recently released its 2013 Economic Impact Report, offering detailed information about the organization’s significant growth and ongoing contributions to Nevada. The 31-page report covers a wide variety of topics, including VEA’s impact on economic development, employment and tax revenue. The report also… [More...]

VEA Executive Named 2013 CEO of the Year by Electric Light & Power

Valley Electric Association announced that CEO Tom Husted has been named the 2013 Small Utility CEO of the Year by Electric Light & Power.

PAHRUMP, Nev. – Valley Electric Association, Inc. (VEA), a member-owned electric cooperative headquartered in Pahrump, announced that CEO Tom Husted has been named the 2013 Small Utility CEO of the Year by Electric Light & Power, a nationwide energy trade publication. The award recognizes VEA’s rapid expansion and significant community contributions under Husted’s leadership. “I believe this… [More...]

Valley Electric Association Receives $5,000 Grant for Solar Water Heating Program

PAHRUMP, Nev. – Valley Electric Association Inc. (VEA), a member-owned electric cooperative headquartered in Pahrump, recently received a $5,000 grant from the Nevada  Governor’s Office of Energy to support the cooperative’s rapidly growing domestic solar water heating program. Since introducing the program in 2009, VEA has grown to become a nationally recognized leader in the promotion, installation… [More...]

PUCN Dismisses NV Energy Complaint in Creech Air Force Base Dispute

PAHRUMP, Nev. – Valley Electric Association Inc. (VEA), a member-owned electric cooperative serving more than 45,000 consumers in southwestern Nevada, achieved a significant victory, as the Public Utilities Commission of Nevada (PUCN) formally dismissed a complaint filed by NV Energy in response to VEA’s $36.6 million contract to purchase, maintain and operate the electric distribution infrastructure… [More...]

Valley Electric Association Restores Cooperative’s First Truck, Preserves Piece of Nevada History

In an effort to honor the rich history of southwestern Nevada and celebrate the longevity of Valley Electric Association has restored its very first truck.

PAHRUMP, Nev. – In an effort to honor the rich history of southwestern Nevada and celebrate the longevity of Valley Electric Association Inc. (VEA), the Pahrump-based cooperative has restored its very first truck, a 1943 Chevrolet power pole digger, to pristine working condition. The digger truck, which was the first piece of mechanized equipment utilized by… [More...]

Utilities Commission Denies NV Energy Petition in Nevada National Security Site Dispute

PRESS RELEASE Valley Electric Association continues to provide reliable, affordable power to federal facility PAHRUMP, Nev. (April 22, 2013) – Valley Electric Association Inc. (VEA), a nonprofit electric cooperative headquartered in Pahrump, Nev., is pleased to announce that the Public Utilities Commission of Nevada (PUCN) has formally denied a petition put forth by NV Energy in… [More...]