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...]

VEA Foundation Donates $5,000 to Feed Children in Need

PAHRUMP, Nev. – In an effort to help feed hundreds of hungry students in southwestern Nevada, Valley Electric Association, Inc. (VEA) donated $5,000 in December 2013 through its charitable foundation to Food for Thought. Developed by the Kiwanis Club of Pahrump Valley, Food for Thought provides additional meals for students who utilize their schools’ free and reduced-price meal programs… [More...]

VEA Begins Accepting Applications for Annual Scholarships

PAHRUMP, Nev. – In an effort to support the success of Nevada’s future leaders, Valley Electric Association, Inc. (VEA) has started accepting applications for its annual scholarships. Each year, VEA awards a variety of post-secondary education scholarships to assist the cooperative’s members and their children. The Pahrump-based cooperative will award six scholarships in 2014, including:… [More...]

VEA Offers Online Account Access with SmartHub

PAHRUMP, Nev. – Valley Electric Association, Inc. (VEA), a member-owned electric cooperative headquartered in Pahrump, recently introduced a free online application known as SmartHub that allows its members to pay their bills and view detailed information about their energy usage from a computer, smartphone or tablet. “VEA is aware that a growing number of consumers are… [More...]

Valley Electric Association Launches 24-Hour EasyPay Kiosk

PAHRUMP, Nev. – Valley Electric Association, Inc. (VEA), a member-owned electric cooperative headquartered in Pahrump, recently introduced its new EasyPay Kiosk, which members can utilize at any hour of the day or night to pay their bills and access their accounts. The outdoor kiosk is located next to VEA’s drive-up service window at 800 E. Highway… [More...]

Two Startups Will Pitch Ideas to Investors at Inaugural Event

Two Nevada startups will court potential investors at an inaugural event designed to help new tech firms raise seed money. The event, Start-Up Vegas, was created and is sponsored by Coloma Ventures, a Las Vegas-based venture capital firm. The founder of each startup will have 30 minutes to explain its service or product to investors,… [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...]

Water Well Design and Construction Workshop Scheduled for Nov. 1

WHO:              Valley Electric Association Inc., the Nevada Water Resources Association and Pump Check  WHAT: Water Well Design, Construction, Rehabilitation and Regulations Workshop This day-long event will include presentations focused on the design, construction, rehabilitation and regulation of water wells, in addition to related topics like water rights, pump efficiency testing and pump selection criteria. The… [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...]